LU has a ski slope which is amazing! The two boys below were snowboarding.
As a parent, as your children are growing up you are trying to train them in the way that they should go. As a part of that we try to train them to be independent while also teaching them life skills that will help them when they go out on their own. For us, our time has come, we just took Zach to Liberty Wed. and got back home last night. He has two good roommates, everyone was helpful, he got all moved in pretty quickly and is taking his freshman orientation classes. He says he really likes it so far! So why do I go over in my mind about what we may have missed. Shouldn't this be harder? What did I not teach him? Shouldn't I have cried all the way home?? Well, I did cry for a few min. and Zach was comforting me. He said, "Mom, it's going to be ok, it's just like me going to RVA but I'll be closer and come home more often." When did he get so grown up? As much as I missed him while at boarding school I am thankful for how his time away prepared him for life at college. I think it has also help prepare me and Kevin for this time in our life. I can't even imagine what it will be like when we go back to Zambia and he isn't getting on the plane with us but that will be a blog for another time. So, I guess for now we just keep praying for him and watch him grow into the man God is calling him to be. It's his time to fly....to soar...to reach new heights. I'm proud to continue to be his cheerleader!