It seems like yesterday when I reflect back on it but I found this blog post in my memories on Facebook this morning. This just happened yesterday didn’t it?
This week Andrew finished his first semester of grad school at Lee University – too far away now for me to be of any help with laundry – too far away to make a weekend visit – too far away for us to make all those concerts and performances he’s involved with.
Two of his sisters now live near him, but with his schedule and theirs, there’s still no time for visits. Two live farther away, and we are in the middle.
He’s well fed, has clean clothes, stays in touch on a regular basis, puts gas in his car, and hopefully changes the oil. Also, the ‘money doesn’t grow on trees’ adage is taking affect.
Andrew has accomplished many things on his to-do list in the last year – graduated from Troy, started grad school, published his first piece of music and finishing up on his second piece, was awarded the John M Long School of Music Achievement Award at Troy University and made principal Timpani in one of the three ensembles he now plays with at Lee University.
He’s also learned how to cope as an adult in charge of a sick five-year-old, adjust to canceled airline flights, find lost dogs, and rescue lost Grandmothers – but that’s another story.