And They Are Off…

Joe & Syd 2 picThe past few weeks have been kind of a whirlwind around our house. Josiah finished up the school year at CCU and we got him moved out of the dorm. About a week later we had Sydney’s Graduation Open House on a Monday and then she officially graduated from high school on that Friday. By June 1st, both kids were gone.

Josiah is spending the summer near Chicago, IL, serving as an intern at Journey Christian Church in Elmhurst. He will be involved with the worship ministry, take part in staff meetings and get a taste of life in a church plant. The church doesn’t have their own building yet, so he gets to experience the weekly setup and tear down for the worship service.

Sydney started her freshmen year at the University of Louisville this week. She moved in June 1, had orientation on the 2nd and started her first class on the 3rd. Much of the team is on campus during the summer taking classes and working out. Her first day on campus she joined one of the coaches and a current player to pick up a recruit at the airport. She is excited about being on campus, starting basketball workouts and settling into college life.

I love the picture of Joe and Syd at the top of the page. Hard to believe that time has moved so quickly and they are not only out of the house, they are out of the state. I’m excited about what God will continue to do in them and through them.

Tim Tebow @ CCU

Last night Tim Tebow spoke at Cincinnati Christian University. I graduated from there (a few years ago) and my son is currently a student there. My son sings in the choir that had the opportunity to sing at the event.

Fox19 interviewed some people after the event. One of the young ladies is friends with my son. The gentleman being interviewed is from Wilmington and is a youth minister in Cincinnati. My son even makes a 2-3 second cameo in the background. How’s that for 15 seconds of fame?!?

Click here to see the video from Fox19.

Back 2 School

In a previous post I talked about my son turning 18. Well, now he is off to college. I actually have two freshmen this year…a freshman in high school and a freshman in college.

It’s a new experience having him at school. I have seen other families go through this transition and some have gone through it joyfully, while others have shed many tears.

I guess one of the emotions I think of is excitement. I remember the anticipation I had when I went off to school so I can relate to the excitement of my son (and the other freshmen) as they venture off to college for the first time.

I am trusting it will also be a learning and growing experience and God will use this year (and the ones that follow) to provide direction to my son and his classmates.

To everyone who is going back to school….have a great year!