I sent Matthew off to school today. It's still a jolt to realize there was no bundling up, packing a lunch, getting us into the car on time and heading to school to drop him off. His two classes on MWF are from 1:30 - 3:30 so we had a lovely morning. He headed upstairs and took a shower, cleaned out his backpack, loaded it with new spiral binders and headed off to school. Crazy. All that exhaustion from the daily "off to school" routine, gone.
It's his final high school semester.
I just watched a video on how FAFSA - Federal student aid - works. So much is now pointed toward, planned for and organized around preparing for college. The day is coming, so much faster now that I could have imagined. High school has been so very hard and painful, that I'm actually thrilled for the possibility of college. Praying already for a season in his life that feeds his mind and his soul.