we are ecstatic! his choice is not all that surprising. for years he has collected citadel paraphernalia. this was always his first choice!
our path to the final decision making process has not been without headache and worry. this is our first college bound child and everything is new. even with the best of help from our college counselor, the process at times felt overwhelming. but every bump we knew this was a part of God’s plan.
the citadel was also our first choice for bennett. we felt he would benefit a hundred times over in a military
environment. we had our plan, but we wanted His plan. so jeff and i prayed and prayed that our boy be led to the college that was right for him. our plan isn’t always His plan. our prayer was always to surrender this decision to Him.
and we have been taught so much along the way.
so today we are so happy that college phase one is behind us. we celebrated when bennett signed on the dotted line... and we wrote a check :) he was a good sport to pose for this picture. i know it may be a tad embarrassing to smile in the camera while wearing a school hoodie, balloons, cake and rubber-band bracelet (compliments of mary claire.) but the females in the house were quite excited!
we know God has something good in store for this boy.