Friday, October 3, 2008

College Road Trip.

This is Trey and Dea at 5:15 this morning. I am behind the camera and apparently unable to focus the thing because of the dark, early hour that it is.

They're going to visit Texas Tech.
"Get your guns up!"
Precisely the opposite motto we've been teaching the kids in the 'hood for the past five years, but I'm rolling with it.

Dea really would love to go to Tech in the fall so Trey's taking him to visit the campus this weekend. They're going to an orientation, to the Admissions Office, to tour the campus, and to a kegger at the SAE House. Ok, maybe not the kegger, but Dea was so stinkin' excited he could barely stand it. I think he packed enough clothes for a week.

The prospect of college to Dea was certainly not off his radar a year ago but somewhat of a distant dream. I'm so thankful we have to privilege to walk with him through this next huge step in his life.

Please pray for their safety, encouragement, affirmation, and that, while he's in Lubbock, he'll change his mind and decide he really wants to go to the school of all schools, Texas A&M.
Gig Em.

You can't blame me for trying.



emily said...

Uncle Moody is so excited he cant see straight!! He sees this as the first of many cousins to fall in love with that sweet aroma found in Lubbock.

Holli said...

WOW! So cool! We will be praying for Dea and for the future at Texas Tech.

Paul and DeeDee said...

Well, I knew this love/lurking relationship would have to end sometime. I found your blog through precious Abe and have really enjoyed reading your fun and witty posts. I even went back and read them all when I realized you were also from Dallas. ( adopting mom spends a lot of time on the computer waiting for that special case worker to finally email her back!) :) But now, you've gone and ruined this great relationship....Why did you have to tell me you're an Aggie????

At least I know the children in your home are being raised correctly...Get your guns up Dea!


Pattie and Rob said...

How exciting for Dea!!! I pray for thier safe journey and for Dea's dream to come true at Texas Tech.

Candy said...

This actually makes me weep. He is a precious boy and in God's good providence, he and Darius have enriched all our lives. I pray that the Lord is the one who has put this on his heart, for surely then it will prove reality.
Praying for them!

Christy@pipandsqueak said...

I guess Tech is a good second choice if A&M is not in his sights. We are going to A&M next weekend to start the brainwashing of our kids. Sam has a business trip and I told him he had to take us.

It was fun to see you the other day.

Hauswife said...

Ha, I bet Uncle Moody IS out of his mind excited! I hope they have a wonderful time. College! That is so thrilling! You're WAY too young to have one of your babies going off the college... :)

Ellen said...

I know your brother-in-law must be proud! :)

Jennifer said...

I just read this post to my husband, and we are so excited for Dea! The Lord does amazing things.

Jen said...

Gig' em :)

Kate said...

AWESOME, such an exciting time!!! Hope Dea has a blast with Trey...and they come home exhaustedly happy! :D