Jake and I went out for time one on one today. We had lunch and then went to the museum. It was a much needed time of just he and I together, talking, reflecting on his life, and enjoying each other’s company. I would not trade that afternoon for anything.
He is a whole new guy. He is aware, observant, articulate, engaging. We walked through the Peruvian section of the DMA, and he was telling me all about the artifacts–I really had no idea what he was talking about. He talked, actually, for four hours straight, and I only got a portion of what he was saying. There is just so much going on in his head. I cannot believe how much he retains when he reads. He is a sponge.
He is also interested in school next year. We have found a school called the Cambridge School in Dallas. We have not fully investigated it yet, and time will tell. But he loves the sound of it, and we love the sound of it for him. He loves the idea of a school that fosters independent thinking, the building of character, and has a debate team, tennis, track and cross-country. It also has a religion teacher who teaches apologetics. Ron taught her apologetics, as she earned her MA in theology at UD. So the thought of learning apologetics from this teacher at the Cambridge school thrilled Jake.
We’ll see. But he is dreaming about being a teenager, having a driver’s license, going out to eat and a movie with friends. He thinks Dallas will be a GREAT place to be a teenager. I am so, so excited. He has such a bright future ahead!