We've just returned from spending two nights
in Charlottesville for Son's orientation to UVA.
It won't be long before he leaves for college. He's ready, for sure.
In the meantime, he's working as a server at Merroir in Topping, where I took these pictures.
This is him in action.
We found out this week that 60 credits from the Governor's School classes he took at the community college the past three years will transfer. He needs 120 (or thereabouts) credits to graduate.
In other words, he will enter college with half of his credits taken care of.
(I screamed--loudly and joyfully--when he told me this. He originally wanted nothing to do with the Governor's School, and I sort of made him try it. He ended up liking it more than he thought, and now it's really paying off.)
Although the road has not always been smooth, this year in particular, for the most part it hasn't been terribly rough either.
I take nothing for granted and thank the Universe on a daily basis for my two children.
I've done about all I can to get him ready to launch into this new stage of life, and it's
(Easier said than done, but I'm working on it.)
I'm very, very proud of his accomplishments and look forward to what comes next.
The world is his oyster.