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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fourth Year




Wesley and I spent the day in Winston Salem, house hunting, enjoying our last two weeks together before her internship with WGBH Boston begins. How is it possible that she will be a college graduate this time next year? Didn't I just go shopping for her first backpack to start kindergarten?



We found a cute little house, ok neighborhood, not the greatest, but UNCSA is in a terrible area, we were lucky to find what we did..... Then we went to one of the little gems in Winston Salem, Reynolda, had lunch at Silo and then walked around in the gardens. You could smell the perfume of the roses everywhere and the vegetable crops were bursting with squash and corn and peppers and grapes, and everything! what an amazing place in such an odd town. A town that tobacco built..... 

One more year and Wesley will be done with this place. What a challenging four years it has been for her. I'm not sure I would have survived it. She had some serious life drama with some kids that weren't ready to handle what life was throwing at them, drama with professors and EGO, drama with roommates, and a school that pushes kids to the brink every single day. Every time I tell someone she is at UNCSA, they say to me, I hear those are the hardest working kids out there. No lie, they are!

I'm so proud of her for sticking it out, there were times she didn't think she would make it and now she is a fourth year, going to Boston to learn from some of the best in the business. Not bad for my little girl who used to be so shy and quiet. She is a fierce young woman now, ready to go out there and make a difference in this world!

8 comments:

gayacac said...

Such a beautiful place!
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Dennis Allen said...

Isn't it great to have a kid you are so proud of?

Tracey Broome said...

Dennis, it is soooo great! I think most parents are proud of their kids, but Wesley makes it very easy, she has always been such a great person :)

Vicki said...

The years fly by don't they?
Just this morning, my 23 year old son and I were reminiscing about his wee childhood years... and there were tears, from both of us.

Wesley sounds like a beautiful, strong, humble yet spirited soul. Like my boy, these gorgeous kids of ours are gifts to be cherished.

Tracey Broome said...

Vicki, you are so right, I see Wesley as an amazing gift and I am in wonder of her every day. We are lucky parents aren't we?
Xo

Lori Buff said...

Wow, it does seem like it was just yesterday you were writing about her going to college for the first time. She sounds like a fantastic woman.

Michèle Hastings said...

The years do fly by... in the blink of an eye. Wesley is going to love Boston. I hope she has some time to explore the city.

handstories said...

Hooray, for Wesley! And hooray for the fierce mama bear behind her!