On September 1st I will be dropping off my oldest son Jeff at the airport to catch a flight to Boston. A vocalist and Music Business Management major at Berklee College of Music, Jeff is beginning his junior year. The moment that he is out of the car and on the curb at O’hare, my wife and I will be heading north to meet our youngest son, Chase, at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. A freshman who is multi-interested (Isn’t that a nice spin on “undecided?”), he is excited for the opportunity to explore the variety of options that await him.
I don’t typically write personal blog posts, but at the moment the thought of leaving both of my children hundreds of miles away is all that is on my mind. Not that they won’t be OK. I have great kids with level heads, who I know are prepared for this next step.
What ties this all back to my role as an educator is my deep appreciation and admiration for all of the teachers, coaches, counselors, social workers, principals, and mentors who have influenced my boys over the years. On behalf of my wife, Jeff and Chase, I respectfully thank them all.
Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!