This has already been a busy week.
On Monday, David participated in the League Tennis Tournament. That was an all-day event, in which he played two matches. I won't go into the details, but let's just say that there are players who are willing to cheat, repeatedly, when they are under pressure. I wonder what life has in store for young people who are willing to trade their integrity in order to win. By the way, if you are interested in reading a well-written interview with such a person, hop over to http://www.vanityfair.com/ and read the article about Marc Dreier. It's a very illuminating cautionary tale, which I suggest should be required reading in high schools around the country (especially after seeing two young men - on different teams, at different events - cheating in sports this season).
Yesterday, I cleaned our house in preparation for the Tennis Team Banquet, which will take place in our home tonight. Since this is David's senior year, I thought it would be fun for us to host it; I'm finishing the preparations today. It looks as if we are going to have something like 45 or 50 people here!
Yesterday afternoon, I accompanied David to Seattle, where we met Gregg and drove to Bellevue to see a presentation about a college in which David is interested. It's a wonderful school, and I became tearful as I was listening to the students and faculty speaking about it. I'm so excited for David and this next "frontier" that awaits him. He is standing on the brink of discovery, challenges, adventure and opportunity: it's thrilling to be a witness to this. College was all of that, and more, for me; I wish I had been more mature back then, but that's not the way it works when you are 18 and leaving home for the first extended period of time. So I watch him, and hound him to get all of his preparatory work completed in a timely manner, and watch some more.
I love being a mother.
Got to go and finish getting ready!
There is a new posting over at the Katie Gerstenberger Endowment blog.