September 19, 2010

Pause for Reflection

It's been a busy weekend. This evening we are taking my eldest to a seminar given by Boston College. It's not that we can afford to send him there (we can't) or that he wants to go there (he doesn't think he does), or that he could actually get in (doubtful), but we want him to see what's expected to get into some of the great schools outside of the State of Florida.

An eye opening if you will...

Meanwhile, I am perpetually amazed by the great things people are doing every day as an assist to others. Extraordinarily humbling it is...

So take the time and visit Paws for Patriots. Amazing stuff... put together by Southeastern Guide Dogs, they provide seeing eye dogs for veterans who have lost their vision serving our country.

I heard LtC Champion speak this weekend, her companion, Angel, at her side.

Heart warming. Take a look. You won't be sorry...

She's paying it forward now... this year she will be visiting every sight impaired soldier at Walter Reed and Bethesda.


Posted by Boudicca at September 19, 2010 12:53 PM

Very cool! I am going to send that to my youngest son's previous online teacher, who also trains seeing eye dogs. :)

Posted by: PeggyU at September 19, 2010 02:19 PM

Made me cry. I used to know a family that did the early socializing of guide dogs. It's a wonderful thing indeed!

I hope you are able to make Ringo understand what you're trying to get at about getting into college. I could never quite pound it into my kids even though both my husband and I tried. Heh.

Posted by: Teresa at September 20, 2010 12:35 PM

Hope you don't mind, I just tossed up a post for Paws for Patriots. My best friend is a loyal supporter of that organization.

Posted by: Jean at September 20, 2010 07:57 PM

Ref...the Boston College seminar, my daughter is hell bent on Harvard or Princeton and we are paying the price right now as she is furious with her Honor Geometry teacher. The teacher is proud of the fact that she is "tough" that no one makes an A in her class. The highest average is 89, and tells the kid "a B in my class is like an A in other classes". My daughter is furious because this is the first B she has ever had, and if she was able to get an A she would get bonus points for her GPA... Last year’s valedictorian finished with a 5.125 average on a 4.0 scale.

As I am sure you are aware, if she goes to either of them it would have to be heavily supported by scholarship, as I cannot afford the $400K that my Edward Jones advisor informed me it would cost for 4 years after running a prospectus..

As you posted before though, it has to be that child’s dream and they have to be driven for it on their own. Heck I can’t even help with the homework anymore…lol

Posted by: P'cola Titan at September 23, 2010 12:39 PM