Thursday, May 10, 2012

Where Does the Time Go?

My sweet sixteen will be turning 17 next month.

How did that happen?

But that's not the half of it.

You see, with an impending move hanging over our heads we have been very concerned about what this means to her.  And getting settle in time for her to start a new school.

Her senior year.  A new school.

Both Hubs and I did that when we were her age....and neither of us has anything good to say about it.

But this child?  She has been taking advanced classes all her high school years.

Which means she already has enough credits to graduate as a Junior.

So, after discussing options with her and a quick meeting with the counselor....we now have a graduating Senior on our hands instead of a Junior.

She has chosen not to walk the isle.  There will be no invitations.  No ceremony.

But at this end of this month, just shy of her 17th birthday, she will be graduated from High School.

This coming year her plan is to get her drivers license, a job and take a couple of college classes at a local Jr./Community college (depending on what's available where ever we end up).  A low key year where she can get her feet wet in the college scene and yet still live at home and be a kid for another year.

And that sounds pretty smart to me.

But I really am not sure how I feel about my baby girl being done with High School.

Time really does fly when you are having fun.


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  2. Way to go! I am amazed by all your effort. I miss you guys. I am always praying for you.

  3. Wow! That is amazing and wonderful!

  4. As a homeschooler, we were free to do whatever we wanted - After finding my SAT sufficient, we decided to do the same thing ("graduate" at 17). It was slightly scary at first to head to college an entire year younger then the bulk but I settled in quickly. And I have no regrets AT ALL. Except that it was slightly weird to be a "boss" to people so much younger then me when I graduated!
    Just let her follow what comes up. You never know where God will lead.
    Tell her I say have fun. Without getting in trouble. It is completely possible. Even in college.