The Choices We Have

March 12, 2011 Uncategorized 5


Adrienne and I will be heading to Kingsville Texas on March 28th.  Kingsville is 35 miles east of Corpus Christi, a small town, home to Texas A&M Kingsville.  This is the school that has shown interest in Adrienne, and we will go out and check it out.  I admit, I have mixed emotions.  One of my best friends asked me to list in order of most important my concerns.
1. Distance, it’s over 1200 miles from our home, 400 miles south of even my TX family.
2. Cost, how much will they pay, how much we will pay etc.
3. How will Adrienne fit in?  The small town is 70% Hispanic, the school 62% Hispanic, I just imagine culturally it will be different. 
Those are my top 3, most worries fall into one of those somehow.  I’m really trying to relax, and be open to any possible change. 
I thought things were settled, that Adrienne would be going to school 45 miles away, that we would be able to see her play softball, visit often, and she could easily come home too.  I like the coach that is close, she makes me feel that Adrienne will get the education and support she needs there. 
So there ya go…..things may change, and they may not…………but I have to let Adrienne explore it.

5 Responses to “The Choices We Have”

  1. Pam

    Those are all very valid concerns, Anita. But I think you are wise to let Adrienne explore it. What are her thoughts? Is she excited? Unsure? Confused? Anxious to go there? Good luck. And keep us posted.

  2. Beth

    Valid concerns…it is important to let A explore the opportunity…as you know because you are doing it… Hang in there!

    (Ha…I just read Pam’s comments…I could just delete mine!)

  3. Terra

    yes, yes you do…and whatever she decides will be ok too because she has an excellent foundation and she will thrive…HOWEVER, I get this completely and I hate that you are in a state of “the unknown” because the known is so much easier

  4. Bonnie

    I agree with Terra. You’ve done an excellent job giving her a strong foundation and now because you are such a good support for her you are letting her explore her options. I think that makes you an amazing Mom!

    I can’t wait to hear how your visit goes. Be safe. I will be thinking of you.

  5. Mnmom

    Oh fellow Mom! I hear you! My twin #2 wants to go far away for college and I just don’t want that. I want her within 2 hours of home. But I’m not stopping her from exploring. But it’s like letting my heart wander around outside my body.

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