Yesterday, we went to Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. We checked out the Wildlife Officer program and even the Fidget looked at the Equestrian programs.The curriculum requirements and post college opportunities were excellent.
After talking it over, we all like Ely, MN better. Who would have thought that would happen? We discussed a lot of tough topics, moving, tuition/room/board expenses, working and school, families while in college, mission, it was a heavy thought day. Lots of grown-up decisions to make. It is amazing to me how different this is for Dakota than it was for me. He will be the third generation on my side to go to college. He will be the first to do it right out of high school. He will be the first to live on campus. Even I don't know the answers to all of his pondering.
So many grown-up things to think about with a 17 year-old brain. I pray that he with use Heavenly Father in all of these decisions. He is 6 weeks from being 18 years-old. Technically an adult, but so far from. Interesting the perspective I hold now. I remember well things I said to my mother...oh how things have changed. Good luck son, we will love you no matter what. It is just as hard for me to watch you struggle with the weight as it is to carry it.