Today was the first day of school - for the last time for Dawn! She is a senior!! I'm not too sure about this and I do not know how it happened! Yesterday she was knee high to a grasshopper in braids with a scrapped elbow. Today she is a senior thinking of colleges. Do you know what that means? We will be quasi-empty nesters! That means that we are kind of empty nesters as the quasi-adults try to spread their wings, fly off for a while, come home to roost and have someone do their laundry then fly off again. And for all of you with new hatchlings, don't think you're day isn't coming!!
Back to Dawn....she was immersed in volleyball most of the summer, but especially this week as tryouts and first practices started even before classes started. After last year's powerhouse team, she is now the only returning player from last year's team. That and being the one and only senior, she is really feeling the pressure! Pray for her as she leads her team. The coach has asked her to be the spiritual leader and may possibly name her captain. He took one idea she had for the varsity team and made it mandatory for the whole high school volleyball program. She wanted the girls to write in a journal 3 things every day: a verse or inspirational quote, 1 thing they are going to work on during that practice to better the team and 1 thing they are going to work on to better themselves during that practice. So I got the job of buying the journals, printing and gluing in a note explaining it from the coach. They were handed out at the parents meeting/first practice. It was received very well, especially by the parents and coaches.
Pray for her as she looks at colleges. It's a daunting task with so many things to consider....play volleyball or not, close to home or far away, majors, and the biggest - how on earth will she pay for it????! It's mind boggling.
We have senior pictures to take, a senior trip to find the money for, homecoming, prom, yearbook, graduation and who knows what else to face, too! We'll all give a big sigh of relief when it's over on May 22, 2009.