Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It is hard to believe

Last Thursday, Chelsea and I flew to Abilene-- via 4 other states (don't ask) with friends to visit ACU. It was ACU's homecoming and a homecoming for me. I have not been to Abilene in almost 20 years! Campus has changed quite a bit but the town...not at all! I found my way around without much help! It was great to see old friends and remember the good old days!

Chelsea's heart is at ACU but she is looking into one other college. Jeremy the ACU recruiter and admissions counselor is working hard on her and for her! Jeremy was great this past weekend! Thanks Jeremy! Lipscomb is calling her almost everyday wanting her to seriously consider them. We are going for a visit after the New year.

Chelsea has decided to major in Nursing. An area I know NOTHING about. I have a cousin who is an ER nurse. Jay's brother is in Nursing school but I know NOTHING about it. When we went to meet with the Nursing program director and talked with her one on one, Chelsea came out of the "interview" and said "I totally see myself here doing this!" I could have cried. I am just so proud of her and who she is.

I would get teary eyed at times over the weekend thinking that I am at this stage of life. I can't believe that in just a few months I have to let my first born go. It is hard to believe.

It is hard to believe that yesterday was Alex's 15th birthday! In 6 months....he can drive! How did we get here?! He has been struggling in school this quarter but has pulled up 2 class grades SIGNIFICANTLY by doing a lot of hard work...it helps that we pulled the t.v. and saturday time with friends. We are proud of him!

It is hard to believe that next Friday Chelsea will be 18. Two weeks after that Jay will be 40!

It is hard to believe...


Jaime said...

Wow, Ellyn!! I know in what will seem like a few days, I'll be posting something similar on my blog!! (if they still have blogs then).

ACU is great and now that we are in Nville, I think a lot of DLU (we are currently living with the President and his wife!!). Either way, she'll love it!

Let us know when you come visit and if you need a place to stay!! (to Nville in January)

Suzanne said...

I am so glad I got to see y'all while you were down here. I really needed that.


Heather said...

You know... Harding has a really great Nursing Program ;)

I heard she got accepted, Congrats!! :) And yay for Alex pulling his grades up, that's awesome!!!