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TED GOCKE'S BLOG

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08.09.2011
2ND TIME IS A LOT EASIER
Ted Gocke
Ted Gocke

We moved Lauren back into her dorm at Bryan College yesterday.  As I was hauling boxes up the flight of stairs I flashed back to last year where I was doing the same thing.  Last year was so different though.  I can remember taking everything in-being the protective father-looking for fire exits, extinguishers, security on the doors, and of course checking the rules for guys on the floor.

I remember Lauren's nervousness over moving in with a roommate she had never met.  She was wondering what it was going to be like to "live on her own."

I remember sitting down with her and Amy at lunch after one of a few Wal-mart runs, and praying asking God for his protection and provision.

He gave both!!!  This year I didn't even think about fire exits, extinguishers, etc.  (I did check to make sure the same "guys on floor" policies were in tact).

Lauren and her roommate have become friends and had such a good time last year that they are rooming together again.

While we were unloading the boxes and setting up her side of the room, several of the upper classmen soccer teammates came in and welcomed Lauren and her roommate back.  One of them asked, "So how is it coming back as Sophomores compared to last year?"

It was neat to hear Lauren share how peaceful it was this time around.

In just a few short weeks we will be moving Trevor into his first college dorm (also at Bryan College).  It will be different, I know.  Trevor and his roomate, Jake, have been friends for years, and.....Trevor is a guy....it's different.  I am not near as nervous.

Now, how to deal with our "only chilld at home-Chipper!"

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