Starting Something New
It's finally here...
After a year of prayer and waiting, we are finally launching
our new YouTube channel called, Parents Talk!
Welcome to our pilot episode of Parents Talk!
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A Conversation by Parents for Parents!
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We Visit Kent State With Nate
This week, Amy and Jay drove with Nate out to Kent State University, in Kent, OH. Nate attended a college fair earlier this fall and stopped at the Kent table to talk with the representative. Kent wasn't on the radar. Actually, nothing was on the radar. While Nate was thinking about majoring in architecture or graphic design, he really didn't know what his options were. At least till now.
Following the college fair, Nate started talking about Kent State and their architectural program. So he set up a visit and off we went. To say we were impressed is an understatement. The campus was beautiful, the tour was super informative, the tour guide was very helpful, and the information presented was wonderful. We think Nate was impressed with the facilities and the possibility of being a part of what were discovering is a really solid and respect program.
This being our second time around the "college visitation block", Amy and I look at this visits a little differently. We are learning to ask better questions, to read between the lines, to look past the "fun" elements of campus life to see truer realities of college. We are also learning to let go of our expectation and allowing our kids to chase after their dreams and ambitions. It's not easy, but we are learning that it is essential to the success of our children.
All in all, it really was a great trip. We could see Nate do well at Kent. Now, we just need to pray and see if Kent is right for Nate.
- the higham family
We Finally Have A Date Night
The weekend brought a full list of activity. We woke early on Saturday, after a great Friday night football game, because Amy had to be at work, Breya had to be at volleyball, and Nate needed the van to drop off the other kids at their activities. So Jay drove Amy to work, Breya to volleyball, and back home again. Once all the morning running-around was over Amy and Jay made their way to Somerset for the wedding of a student of ours, who's parents were also part of our small group.
The wedding was wonderful. It's also surreal to watch our student grow up and get married. Makes us think about how old we're getting. Nevertheless, it was a great time as not only did we get to witness the wedding, and the start of a new marriage, but we were able to visit with so many good friends from our small group.
So was so good to catch up with everyone, hear about what God's been doing in their lives, and share how our kids are growing up. Our small group was such a vital part of our lives and ministry while we were in Somerset. In so many ways, we felt like we were part of a community similar to what we see in Acts 2. We experienced life together, and it was sweet.
The vlog is a shorter vlog, and only a small wind of our day. But as I (Jay) edited the footage, I was reminded of God's blessing over the years. He has always provided what we needed when we needed, and given us great friends along the way.
- the higham family
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