We took our oldest to Paul Smith’s College last weekend. It’s one of the schools at which he has been accepted and has been offered some scholarship money. The students who were there last weekend were in attendance for the sole purpose of earning the Presidential Scholarship – a full four-year scholarship. What I didn’t realize before we went was that there is only one such full scholarship granted each year. With that said, I think my son is amazing in every way – athletically, socially, academically, spiritually; but, I’m not holding out any hope that he will be awarded with that scholarship.
The school is in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. I love the Adirondacks…
…IN THE SUMMER!
It was literally a high of 2* with the wind chill making it feel more like -15*.
I’m from Northeastern Pennsylvania, so I grew up in a cold winter climate. I also had a Dad who liked to save a little heating oil money and encouraged us to “put on a sweatshirt” when we felt chilly. However, as I stood there listening to a student wearing no hat or gloves tell us that it felt warm to him in comparison to the -44* (with wind chill) that they had the previous week, I knew that my Maryland born son must be absolutely crazy for wanting to attend a school so far north.
As a mom, I am excited for this next phase in his life; however, I’m not happy about the fact that he’ll be participating in this next phase without me. I battled quite a few emotions on this trip and prayed a lot about the decision he will soon have to make. In order to keep my emotions in check, I took pictures with my phone (I forgot my camera!). I hope you enjoy our voyage in photo form.