It’s been a whirlwind to say the least. Christmas break is over and we loved having Ryan home for that nice stretch of time. He came home to a snow storm here in the DC area so what is normally a 15 minute ride to the airport became an hour and a half for me to get to him. It was alright because he was just glad to be home.
First semester over! There were some challenges, however, it was evident that he learned some valuable lessons from the experience and has a better sense of how to move forward for the next semester.
While he was home, we hosted the current Pine Forge Academy basketball team who were participating in a basketball tournament. We were having worship on Friday nite and Ryan went on to talk to the boys about what he had learned during that 1st semester. Time management was the major message. I couldn’t believe my ears as I listened to my son talk about some of the mistakes he made as well as the things that went well. It warmed my heart. The boys had a lot of questions for him as well. He went on to say how much he loved being at Southern and why it was the right place for him. Some of the students are now expressing an interest in attending Southern next year. Hooray for diversity in choices of schools!
Ryan is back at Southern now and so far the semester seems to be moving right along. I can tell his priorities have changed by his Facebook statuses. He informed me that he will not be able to come home for spring break due to a film project which means we will not see him again until school ends in April. Hard to make that adjustment in my head but I will have to get used to it.
There seems to be a new enthusiasm about his major (Film) and some of the projects he will be working on. He recently posted a video project of an interview he had to do and it received rave reviews from those that commented. Can you say proud mama?? It was very professional. I must admit that it was nice to see the fruit that comes from all the hard earned cash that is being sent each and every month on tuition! It’s all worth it right???