Saturday, March 28, 2009

Well, this is exciting

The college acceptances are coming in. Makes those 6 weeks of torture during the late fall/early winter seem worthwhile now.

In the end Yakov sent 7 applications. He has not heard from 2 of them but he has 5 acceptances. One well-thought-of small liberal arts college seem to pursue him with frequent emails, even a phone interview at their request, all before he had even sent in all his documentation. Yesterday he received the BIG envelope from them. This morning, for the first time, I looked in the envelope and he had overlooked a letter offering him a merit scholarship.

I cannot deny that some of my excitement is a feeling of having accomplished something myself. I did it! I got my son in some FINE schools. I didn't do the academic work and certainly didn't do the application but I directed much of the operation.

And I will do what I need to again next year for Shoshie. She will not need the direction from me that he did. She is much more self-directed and frankly just pays more attention. And as she has seen his success in the last few weeks, she has been more motivated to study hard. PRM


Lorna said...

Many congratulations to you and your son! You are an inspiration. I hope I can do as much for our children :-)

Ruth in NC said...

Thank you, Lorna. But really, he did the work. I just kept him organized and reassembled records at the appropriate time. And tolerated, as much as possible, his teen attitude.

I would love to be one of your students, Lorna You do such cool stuff and live in such an exciting city.

Becky said...

Congratulations to you BOTH! Wonderful news :)