View Full Version : Celebrate my prodigal!! And a ???

Lisa Schafer
02-06-2012, 02:37 PM
Chris has been accepted at his first college choice, Tabor!

:hop: So excited for him!! :hcry:

He met with the football coach today, who basically told him that he has tremendous respect for Chris for staying in his small hometown in order to rebuild his reputation and overcome his past. :hcry: He said he'll have to pull a few strings for him, and Chris will have to make sure he can go to Tabor for the first year and work out with the team, but he won't be able to play. He's a little disappointed, but understands that the whole college scene will be a new experience for him, so Chris seems fine with that, especially since he'll have a new baby to take care of his first year. :clap:

We're so proud of him! :hop: :hcry:

Unfortunately, Chris did not take his ACT like he would have if he hadn't dropped out his Jr. year. So, does anyone have a good, and affordable, ACT prep website he could use? The "freer," the better. ;)

I have to say...there were times when I thought this day would never come. But God is faithful, and has restored the years the locust have eaten. \o/ :clap:

Colleen OH
02-06-2012, 03:50 PM
:clap: So good to hear things are looking up for you! My dh is often consoling parents in the thick of the battle who have dc who are making bad choices at times that "the last chapter isn't written yet". So it seems so for your ds!! Yeah!

Julie Y
02-06-2012, 04:51 PM

Anjie in PA
02-06-2012, 05:08 PM
Fantastic! :clap: :group:

Sorry, I can't offer any advice on the ACT, but I'm sure someone here can!

Julie in AZ
02-06-2012, 05:53 PM

02-06-2012, 07:44 PM

Carol Ryan
02-06-2012, 10:10 PM
Well, how about free SAT prep info? It's similar, I think.

02-06-2012, 10:37 PM
Awesome. :hcry:

Free-ed.net for ACT prep. :) And a whole lot of other free classes. (LINK) (http://www.free-ed.net/free-ed/TestPreps/default.asp)

02-07-2012, 01:26 AM
:clap: :group: :clap:

Leslie Nelsen
02-07-2012, 02:57 PM

Robin in KS
02-07-2012, 10:41 PM
So glad he was accepted! Yipee for him and way to go hanging in there with him. God is good.

laurie in ok
02-22-2012, 07:33 PM

Merrilee Morse
02-23-2012, 05:07 PM
I haven't been over here in awhile and I just wanted to say how happy I am for you! Tabor is a wonderful school too!

Lisa Schafer
02-24-2012, 12:40 AM
Thanks for all the support, y'all! :group: I posted a reply on my other thread. :kiss:

Heather (WI)
06-05-2012, 01:55 AM
That's wonderful, Lisa!!!!! :clap:

Rachel Jane
06-05-2012, 06:27 AM

Becky in CA
06-05-2012, 12:58 PM
SUCH great news!!! :clap:

Lisa Schafer
06-06-2012, 01:38 AM
Thanks, gang. :group: just a quick update...

We hosted a come-and-go reception/baby shower for Chris and his girlfriend (and the baby, of course) last week. The kids were truly floored by how many families in our hs group came to give them a hug, encourage them, and some even gave monetarily toward their education plans in the fall. :hcry: I know Chris has felt a great deal of shame these past couple of years, and I don't think he believed me when I told him how much our hs family still loved him and wanted good things for him. I think he believes now. :hcry: Unfortunately, his gf's family did not come (except Jen's sweet step-grandma and aunt), so God used our friends and family to make quite an impact on both of them.

Keep praying... Chris takes his ACT on Saturday! :eek:

Heather (WI)
06-06-2012, 01:47 AM
Sounds like a wonderful experience for him, Lisa--and hopefully it showed him how much he is still loved. :)

06-06-2012, 10:47 AM
Rejoicing with you, Lisa! God is good! \o/ :hcry: :clap: :group:

06-06-2012, 11:19 PM
Awesome news!!!

Carol S
06-07-2012, 11:04 AM