While many of our friends in Iowa and Minnesota have already started school (or soon will) we still have a week or so to go. Zachary and Bethany have their open house at school tomorrow and school starts next week Tuesday. Yesterday, Calvin Seminary welcomed all of the new students to campus and I helped with that process a little bit. It brought back a flood of memories from last year. It was fun to see a new group of students arrive and I was glad I wasn’t one of them! All students begin classes the day after Labor Day.
So as our summer comes to a close we took one last camping trip last weekend and had a great time at Hoffmaster State Park on the shore of Lake Michigan. We did some swimming, some bike-riding, and lots of sitting around the fire. It was a good last weekend before life begins in earnest once again.
So this week we are busy getting school supplies for the kids, I ordered all my books for next semester and am trying to get myself good and organized before school begins for me – in fact, Jessica just came in from shopping with my folders! I’ve been putting in more time at the admissions office as well. Even Jessica is already subbing tomorrow at the Evergreen Campus of Grand Rapids Christian, which runs on a different schedule than the rest of the system.
So we are finishing the summer well and anticipating starting the school year well too. We continue to covet your prayers as we start another academic year.