At dinner each night, we play the High/Low game. Each person tells his high and low for the day. We've played the game since our kids were little. After they moved out, Keith and I ended our day sharing our highs and lows before we turned out the lights. We have continued the game with the girls.
When it was my turn, I shared my highs and lows...I got to work early this morning and got caught up with some things I've been promising teachers. My low...I needed to email Dr. Bloome. After everyone else had shared, I told the girls that Keith and I had made a big decision.
"I'm not going to go to school full time next year."
The day has been a little emotional as I grieve the loss of a dream I had, but celebrate that a decision has been made and it's what's best for the girls. I'm not quitting, just taking it slower than I had anticipated.
Destiny asked me what I meant. I told her that I was going to take a bunch of classes, but now I wasn't. I would just take one at a time.
A little smile emerged as she said, "Good, now you can spend more time with us."
That was my new high. My heart filled as I knew for sure we had made the right decision.