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Thursday, June 20, 2013

It's official....I'm a college girl!

 
For some unknown reason, this line was the first thought that went through my mind as I read the letter.......
 
Dear Marla,
  Congratulations!  You have been admitted to Jefferson State Community College pending receipt of all required documentation.
 
Why am I not freaking out?  Why am I not worried about educating the children AND myself at the same time?  What about Operation Christmas Child?  Why does all of this seem so easy?  Grace.  God's grace.  That accompanied by the fact that I still, after all of these years, love learning.  But, let's get back to the God part....
 
Sometimes, and this may sound silly to you, I feel God tell me to be an example to my kids.  I know!  Crazy, right?  How can this apply to returning to college after 17 years?  Well- we are struggling with a bout of under-achieving at Cainberly Academy.  My children are capable of WAY more than they are producing currently.  A lack of discipline on all of our parts has lead to some poor work habits and an all around sense of "get-by-it-ness". (Ya like that one?  Totally just made that one up!)  So, what is a mom to do?  Lead by example.  I have 15 hours required to fulfill the 6 I need for my AA degree.  Time to show these kiddos what it means to study, take pride in your work, and do your very best!  And to FOLLOW THROUGH to the end- that may be the biggest lesson.
 
So, for the next year, if you need me, I'll have my nose in a book.......of some sort........
 

4 comments:

aine said...

That's great! Congratulations! And I agree with you that it will be a great example for them to be lifetime learners. :-)

Anonymous said...

And, although it would be amazing if Aine had given you this compliment, it's actually me, Kristina. :-)

Kim Swiczkowski said...

Wonderful news! Marla I am sure this will be an example the rest of us can use to get ourselves excited to learn as well!

Yvonne Mihailoff said...

Congratulations!!!! I went to school last year and homeschooled too - it was actually pretty fun! You will love it. :)