23? yikes! college? yikes!! working! yikes!
I remember at the time I felt so old....now, I realize how young I really was. Was I ready for this? Why did God choose me to be this sweet little boy's mommy? So many thoughts ran through my head.....
Someone help me! He's my responsibility!
It was also about this time 15 years ago that I made one of the hardest decisions ever...well, not really THE hardest, but close. As I looked down at my new baby boy, who by the way stole my heart from the minute we met, I knew that he was going to be my most important job EVER. So, I decided not to go back to college, quit my job and stay home with him. I knew that God had given me this answer because I had cried out to him on many occasions for help. I didn't know what to do but I did realize that this was the path for our family and I was humbled by God's trust in me.
I was going to Texas State at the time...well, WAY back then it was Southwest Texas State. Good 'ole SWT! I loved going to college, really, I did. I was going for my Elementary Education degree. I had so many dreams. I had even collected apple things for my classroom. Girls, do that you know. Anyway, it was quite funny. I found the box of apple collectables as we were moving and got a good chuckle out of it. Man, were they outdated.
Sure, there are times when I wonder what kind of teacher I would be. I had taken so many education classes and was looking forward to the possibilities of changing kids lives.
So, in 2001, I decided to drive my little self to the University of Houston at Clear Lake. I talked to an advisor, got the catalog and started the application process. I got my transcripts ordered and sent over. I was ready for orientation. My counselor was very supportive of me and was a great help in getting me back on track. I only lacked a few semesters. I was looking forward to trying this college thing...yet again.
Me and Reid....Isn't he handsome! We are so proud of the young man he is becoming.