Last night was the first performance of the boys play. We weren’t sure what to expect but it was amazing! Both boys were great as was the entire cast. It plays again tonight and tomorrow night, they should be proud of themselves. Both had a little bug and while Jag kicked his, Ty is fast asleep.
When we all arrived home we started making something to eat. I opened my computer to check my email as I’d been gone all day. One email was from Baylor University in Texas and it said “WE HAVE A SPECIAL MESSAGE FOR YOU!“
It then said “log into your Go Baylor account”. Not thinking much of this I asked Jag if he’d seen this and he said no but he’d check his phone. About a minute later he calmly looked up from his phone and said ” I’ve been accepted to Baylor and they’re giving me $72,000!” Lori screamed “what?” and I said “are you sure, $72K?”. Jag read the email again and sure enough, they want him and are offering tuition money of $18K a year for four years. Now he also just turned in the scholarship essay they requested last Monday so he could get more money from them too. I said “it’s kind of surreal” as it really hadn’t hit me yet and Jag said he felt the same way. We were sort of in shock as you usually don’t hear back from any University in mid-November and we weren’t expecting it as he just turned in his application November 3rd. In any case we all were all smiles and happy as this is a big freakin deal! The coolest thing is this helps take the pressure off as he now at a minimum has been accepted to a top Division 1 school and they gave him money! Everything else is gravy. He has a number of other applications out there too. He has until May 1st to decide where he goes. I think he’s the first senior that’s heard back and been accepted to a college from his class. We’re very proud of him as he’s worked really hard for this.
I’m off to Denver early to pick up some wine. I was also at the house yesterday tweaking a few things and the roof is on the living room. This made the room seem so much larger than before the roof was on. It’s coming together really well.
That’s it, time to go, have a great day and send Jag a congratulatory text or give him a call if you have a chance! He deserves it!