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Author: FiddleDeeDee Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 86561  
Subject: Dash in China Date: 7/11/2012 11:15 AM
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Yesterday, Dash hopped a plane for Beijing for a 3 week study tour through our friendly neighborhood college. It's a trip of a lifetime for him, because he has always been interested in ancient China and he will be sight-seeing for the next week and see the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Ming Tombs, and who knows what else. The last 2 weeks will be spent at the Hong Kong Institute, where he will be taking courses in several subjects related to China and the world.

I am so happy that PB2 and I were able to give him this wonderful opportunity. My Mom and I decided that this was an educational opportunity -- he will be getting 3 credits for his efforts, if he gets a good grade -- so we used his education funds set aside for his college. I would not have been able to afford it otherwise.

After we dropped him off with the professor who is leading the trip and the other 9 students, we walked back through Logan Airport, finally able to relax. I thought to myself, "this is it, I'm done." I have finally 'finished' my parenting duties. I know that that's not really true; he'll need me in ways I can't fathom yet, but the things that I deemed important for him to have are now done. I can't believe this day has come, but it has. I am still in shock. He is now an adult, very nearly on his own and with a great future.

Wow.

Andrea
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Author: Snowytenn2 Two stars, 250 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 86140 of 86561
Subject: Re: Dash in China Date: 7/11/2012 7:41 PM
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You should be very very very proud of what both of you have accomplished!!!

Jim

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Author: FiddleDeeDee Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 86141 of 86561
Subject: Re: Dash in China Date: 7/12/2012 2:24 PM
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Thank you, Jim!! It gladdens my heart. :)

PB2 and I recognize what we have done for him, but many parents give as much as we do. It must be reciprocated on his side, and he has shown great motivation throughout his entire life.

Andrea

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