Yesterday was the big day. Let me just say that there are some differences in taking a daughter to college, rather than a son. You hang around, ooh and aah over the decor, sit with her at lunch, make her bed for her, chat with her roommate's parents, walk her around the campus to meet all the people she needs to talk to, escort her through the registration process, and order all her books for her online. You only are allowed to leave after she gently asks, "So, Mom, when are you leaving?" (With Philip, I think we dumped his stuff on his floor and hoped we'd get a hug before we left!)
Here's her dorm floor. I know it doesn't look like much, but do you know how it warmed my heart to see -- all over the walls and doors -- Scripture verses, encouragements to pray for each other, reminders to have devotions, etc.? Even a prayer room on the hall? What difference from a state school! This isn't an attack on public schools, just a noting that there is a difference.