My son's ACT results were available on line. I held my breath as I clicked. You know the feeling. This is the fork in the road. He'll either go here or there depending on that number. I paused and thought of all the work that went into this number. Literal baby steps. Reading to him at night as a baby, teaching him to recognize letters, walking with him to pre-school, the school that was chosen with such care. Making sure he was up and ready each day for school from kindergarten through high school.
I clicked and you could hear me scream from down the block. He did great. Better than he thought. When he left to take the test that morning I made sure his pencils were sharpened. I gave him a good breakfast. We stopped at Starbucks on the way for a shot of double espresso.
So grateful that I was able to have been on this road with him. I can't imagine not being there to hug him later that night and to congratulate him.