Sunday, March 28, 2010
It felt like a time-warp. On one hand it seemed like college was a lifetime ago, and on the other hand, it seems like it was just yesterday.
I believe Ryan’s initial excitement originated with the thought of touring (and buying things) from the last stop on the tour, the bookstore.
We started by watching a Power Point presentation that included statistics and photos of campus life. Then an Admissions Ambassador showed us academic buildings, the student center and one of the dorms (including a student room). She shared wonderful stories about her experience with CSU and answered our questions.
After the tour, we got a couple of souvenirs from the "75% off" racks at the campus bookstore. You can see in the photo above Ryan showing off his new clothes. We drove through Fort Collins, ate lunch and headed back to my parent’s home in Denver.
Perfect Moment #1: Watching Ryan introduce himself to the group. He’s only in middle school, so this seemed slightly premature, but he had such confidence as he stood up to say his name and declare that he had no idea what he planned on studying.
Perfect Moment #2: Recognizing another mom on the tour as someone I have known since early elementary school. I probably last spoke with her in high school and/or during our college years, since she also attended CSU. Did I mention that she said I had barely changed? That could be a Perfect Moment in and of itself!
Perfect Moment #3: Ryan leaned over several times during the tour and said, “I’m going to school here.” This was perfect not only because it is my alma mater, but that he was so inspired and excited about being a college student. Although this won’t happen for several years, it will feel like a blink of an eye when we’ll be visiting this or some other campus to drop off one of the boys for college.
Insert motherly sigh here…(full of accomplishment, excitement and perhaps sadness because the boys truly will move on).
But for now, this was a series of Perfect Moments!
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