I mentioned at the Well Trained Mind board that I had graduated from Hillsdale College.
This morning, I saw that Leslie replied, "I'm impressed...I wish I'd had the vision in high school to shoot for more than the local state U."
Here was my response;
Oh Leslie...if you only knew,
It was a fluke...or providence.
I was at a woman's college and was miserable for my first two years of college. I asked around if anyone knew of a small college that was co-ed. One girl said, Hillsdale is a small school, that is co-ed.
So I visited. Thought it was pretty. And went.
Absolutely. no. vision.
I am more and more impressed with Hillsdale lately.
They have done nothing but improve (in my opinion) since I graduated in 1979.
And by the way. Hillsdale was not very hard to get in to back in the day. I was always an average student.
Ya know...I have one college grad and one son who went to college for a year and is now working...and really as much as I try to instruct and direct...children that age want to make up their own minds and go where they want to go...or not think about it at all.
Perhaps I should be 'programming' Katie (4) now.
Don't be hard on yourself.
You are where you are now, because of where you have been.
Hit her over the head with the providence thing :o)
I don't know what Leslie's faith is so I didn't want to be obnoxious about the providence thing. But that is what I believe it was.
Me walking around...like a sleep walker...God turning my shoulders.
It is one of the times when I can see God's definite interference :o)
He uses just about anybody to influence us. Isn't that odd. Not parents and siblings and teachers and Pastors like you would expect. Just plain old acquaintances.
One other time I remember taking directions was in a court house in Wheaton when I was just 18. I was washing my hands speaking to my attorney and I told her I didn't think college was for me. She said, "Stay in college."
So I did.
Don't you find it reassuring that someone is watching over your children...gently guiding them.
Encourage one another,