I can't believe my own post title—"Off to College." Have our girls grown that fast that they are now in college? I unfortunately must say 'yes' to that question. We have spent the past 5 days getting two of our girls settled in their new town and dorm room. I have been telling people that I would flood the U.S. when we said good-bye but I didn't! And I certainly cannot give myself any credit. It was all God. I have prayed and prayed that He would cover me in His peace, and He did just that. Thank you Father! I am in awe of what He has done these past five days. He has them at such an amazing Christian school, and I know they are right where He wants them. In fact, one of the things the school shared with us is that this university is:
"An invitation to ordinary men and women to be transformed by an extraordinary God."
I know He is going to transform them, and I can't wait to see how He grows them and molds them into the Godly women He has created them to be. I think that's why I didn't cry much either because I am so excited for them. I can't believe I am even writing this. Yes, there have been some tears but not nearly what I expected from myself. LOL! God is good. And here are a few photos:
This is "move in morning." It was pouring down rain. This particular picture was on the school's Facebook page, and they happened to get my car as we moved in. A local church takes everything to the dorm room for you. They made it SO easy!
And our first look at their room—concrete walls, drab, and icky. :)
Hanging pictures and getting settled in.
I forgot to get a final picture but it looks SO much cuter now. I think they will enjoy it.
We left them around noon today. One of our girls had an audition at 2 p.m., and she was invited to join the university orchestra playing oboe. We got the call from her as we were driving home. We were so excited but then it got even better because they have invited my other daughter to learn percussion to join the orchestra also. She actually plays saxophone and guitar but with her Chiari Malformation, it bothers her head to much to play her saxophone. So, they are going to have her learn and play tympani! She has wanted to play percussion for many, many years but she was already in too much. God heard that desire and has blessed her with that. They even said they would look into music scholarships for each of our girls but my daughter told him to "Please give it to someone else in need." When she told me she said that, yes, I did cry. I was so proud, amazed, and thankful.
Well, enough of my "proud mommy sharing." Thank you for joining me in my excitement. Now I have to see how we adjust to a quiet household—just the 3 of us. What does God have in store of us now? I can't wait to see! Have a blessed week!