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Moving On and Still Inspired 

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12/3/2010 

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I was mistaken. In my first blog entry I said I allowed myself a couple weeks to be sad about Hannah, my youngest child, only daughter, last homeschooled child, leaving our "nest" and moving on to college. The reality is it has taken a few months to really feel better and be able to embrace the changes here at home. I think mid-term really helped a lot. During this first half of the semester I have seen many changes in Hannah - all for the better, I think. She has learned a number of lessons, spoken up for herself, and made decisions with a growing degree of maturity. And her grades are doing well, though she works hard on each assignment.

While Hannah began the fall semester with three dual enrollment classes and a SmartStart class under her belt, these classes were all done one at a time. I knew that first full semester would be a trial by fire. The advantage of having 12 credit hours completed by fall is she was able to take a slightly easier class load during that first searing plunge into total college life - if you can call any college schedule "easy".

I see Hannah as coming out of her cocoon and drying her wings in this furnace called college - and emerging a beautiful butterfly. We are so thrilled to see God working in your life, Hannah.

 
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Moving On and Still Inspired
December 03, 2010

I was mistaken. In my first blog entry I said I allowed myself a couple weeks to be sad about Hannah, my youngest child, only daughter, last homeschooled child, leaving our "nest" and moving on to college. The reality is it has taken a few months to really feel better and be able to embrace the changes here at home. I think mid-term really helped a lot. During this first half of the semester I have seen many changes in Hannah - all for the better, I think. She has learned a number of lessons, spoken up for herself, and made decisions with a growing degree of maturity. And her grades are doing well, though she works hard on each assignment.

While Hannah began the fall semester with three dual enrollment classes and a SmartStart class under her belt, these classes were all done one at a time. I knew that first full semester would be a trial by fire. The advantage of having 12 credit hours completed by fall is she was able to take a slightly easier class load during that first searing plunge into total college life - if you can call any college schedule "easy".

I see Hannah as coming out of her cocoon and drying her wings in this furnace called college - and emerging a beautiful butterfly. We are so thrilled to see God working in your life, Hannah.

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