Let me start off by saying that if your children have any plans on attending college, have them start filling out their applications NOW, no matter how old or young they are. It takes about twenty-seven years to complete the process. And that’s just their part of it…the financial aid forms that you (the parents) have to fill out are twenty pages. Once you’re done, you find out that each college wants you to submit even more forms, in addition to the twenty pages you just submitted. Then you have to submit blood tests and your report card from kindergarten. (You get the idea.) Seriously, though, what a long and tedious process it is! Whew….can’t wait for it to be over so I can have my Agee back again. She comes home from school, goes to her room, and works, works, works on her applications.
Erica is turning 15 next Monday. How did that happen? It’s already time for her to get her permit? No way. I guess it’s only fitting that I have an appointment this Thursday to have my gray roots done, huh?
I love our simple, uncomplicated life. I’m grateful that my babies are healthy and happy, that we have a beautiful home, clothes on our backs, and food on the table. We watched a segment on 60 Minutes last night about how so many people have been unemployed for almost two years. We have always strived to keep things simple and in times like these I’m so thankful for the choices we have made.
I’m now sporting some magnetic eWillow.com signs on my ride. I realized that I have been missing out on so many advertising opportunities! I keep telling Neil that I am going to order a set for him so that he can put them on his rental cars whenever he goes out of town. (That’s a great way to get some national exposure, huh?!) I mean, why not? While he’s zipping around from NY to CT to Boston, he can promote eWillow at the same time! Don’t you all agree?
In only a few short months our lives will be so different. I feel like I have been swimming underwater and it’s almost time to come up for air. One down, one almost done. We did the best we could, set the best examples we could, and used every single moment as a teaching opportunity about choosing the right. What would I change? Not much. Except maybe I would have started filling out the college applications on January 3, 1993. Then maybe we would finally be finished.