On Friday we spent most of the day getting ready for Saturday.
On Saturday friends and family gathered to celebrate Thomas' transition from home learning to attending college full time this fall.
We know God has had his hand in the whole process as Thomas worked through much anxiety and frustration this past spring as he applied to colleges and then wondered if college was even the right path for him. I know how hard discernment can be for me at age 42, never mind for an 18 year old.
In the end, the college just a 45 minute drive away from home, with an excellent theater program, offered him a wonderful financial package including some scholarships, grants, and loans. Then just two weeks later he received another letter notifying Thomas that he had received a Vermont Success Scholarship for $4,000 which is renewable for all four years if he maintains a 3.0 average. Now he will only have a very small student loan.
Transitioning from our family, home learning, and the very secure, small rural area we live to a small college in a small town just seems perfect for right now.