Monday, August 25, 2008

Back to school

Whether I'm ready or not, my classes begin at SVSU today. I would much rather head to the blueberry farm to pick buckets of berries, than pack my books in my backpack and drive to the college campus. This morning Mom, Libby and Naomi are covering for me at the blueberry farm, and I am gathering my textbooks and three ring binders. I only have classes on Mondays and Wednesdays, so the rest of the week I plan to haul my homework to the blueberry farm.

I have nine credits and student teaching to complete before I graduate in May 2009. This is my fifteenth semester! Two of those semesters were full time, the rest part time. I also took one year off, for health reasons. After I graduate I will be certified to teach middle school through high school English and math. 

Julie also begins her classes at SVSU today. She is a senior in the Accounting program. Betsy's classes at Delta begin next week, after Labor Day. She will be studying to become an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse). She already is a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) and works at Stratford Nursing Home. 

The younger children--Brian 11th grade, Libby 9th grade, Logan 7th grade, Naomi 5th grade--will begin homeschool classes next week after the Labor Day holiday. Aaron and Joel have already graduated--Aaron with a degree in Heavy Equipment Mechanics from Ferris State University, and Joel with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University. 

Don't feel too sorry for me, all of those books are not for this semester. They are books I've acquired--some that I voluntarily kept and others that the bookstore wouldn't buy back. 

1 comment:

  1. Happy Schooling to us all!
    Where did the summer go so fast?
    Where did the years go? Wow, my memories of Logan and Naomi are two "little people" at church.
    When did they grow up? And
    Susanna will be a teenager soon!