the first sight was a massive line! we arrived early and it was already around he building. i felt like we were jumping from a small pond into the atlantic ocean. once the line started moving, orientation ran like a well oiled machine. very friendly, efficient, organized, and very orange! the overflowing of school spirit reminded my of wilson hall.
bennett became fast friends with his orientation roommate. he was a fellow scuba diver, which makes him an instant soul mate! bennett also met his real roommate. seems like such a nice young man. i must admit they seem very opposite. a hunter, diver, and fisherman rooms with a video gamer. praying he is not a neat freak! the questionnaire that pairs you with your perfect match must believe opposites attract. and they might be a perfect fit! the animal house partier was my biggest fear!
the schedule was extensive, exhausting and very crowded. there were a dozen sessions this same size! a life raft may be needed in this new intimidating ocean!
a little reminder from home...
cute group names with decorated signs.before parents and students were separated, we were taken on a tour of bennett's classrooms. this portion of the program is when celestial music started playing in the background for my two guys. a slice of heaven on earth! bennett's major is agriculture mechanization. jeff describes it as a college educated tractor mechanic... joking of course!! looking around, this is my boy's passion!
while the students and their fathers were fascinated with everything , the mom's were curious about the math and english classes. we also commented on the boys finally wearing their string packs.
family picture!the guy in the hat... a graduate student / professor / bennett's advisor. should i worry that he is wearing a hat indoors, possibly chewing tobacco and unshaven ;) no worry at all! he was a sharp, well spoken young man with a side of country boy! i feel sure he will quickly become a soul mate too!
jeff and i left orientation feeling better than ever that this was the perfect fit our one and only. i wanted the citadel, he was led here. God's plans are always better than our own.