I had the privilege of taking my son Matthew to Chapel Hill this weekend where he will start Medical School a week from today. He has been such a blessing and inspiration to me in his 27 years. He was homeschooled all through high school and graduated with top honors from Brevard College while being a collegiate National Champion athlete in cycling. He has chosen Medical School as his next challenge. I am so proud of him but I will definitely miss him. I have been blessed to have him live close and be one of my best friends these years. It is truly bittersweet. He has never been satisfied with being mediocre. He has always pushed himself to be the best and rise to the challenge he has set before him and his life is truly inspirational. He has planned each step - the logistics of the move, the financial aspect, he has gained valuable advice and made moves according to his plan.
You have two ways to live your life. You can let it happen to you or you can choose your direction, plan your steps and work to achieve your goals. Matthew has made his decision and will succeed. Can you say that about your life? Can I?