Mission Accomplished

Yesterday I posted that Bill/Bro and I had a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with our grandson, Marcus over his winter break. When it came time for him to go back to U of A University in Tucson, Bill and I offered to drive him back so his mother, my daughter, Katie, could get a little rest between her two jobs…. Marcus was told students could come back to their rooms this weekend, but when we delivered him to his off campus dorm room yesterday, that is run by the University, and under very strict rules, he was informed that he could not get back into his room until 12:00 noon today… Nothing left to do but bring him back home and take him back again today. We were more than happy to have that extra time with Marcus.

Marcus has grown into such an amazing young man, and we are so very proud of him. He has always excelled in math and science, and decided he wants to get a degree in Mechanical Engineering or Aero Space… He said he will declare his degree in his Jr. year… I was also very impressed to learn that one of his classes of choice is Japanese. I asked him what made him decide on that, and he told me that he found out he would get more help with that than if he took Spanish, because in Tucson, apparently they assume you know Spanish… Who knew? 🙂 🙂

In addition to taking a full load of classes, Marcus also works part-time to help support himself, and help ease the burden from his mom in paying for his education… He mentioned to us several times over the past two days that he hates to see his mom push herself so hard to help him…Marcus does have some scholarship support, but not enough to pay his way… He doesn’t have a car, so his job opportunities are limited to where he can get to by bike or walking… But, from what I saw over the past few days, he is willing to do whatever it takes to complete his education… Go Marcus!

When we arrived to pick Marcus up this morning, we all laughed and said “well, let’s hope this sticks this time, and you get to stay Marcus…”  Marcus and his mother, my daughter, Katie, had a brief, touching, moment between mother and son, as he said good-by again to his mom… Then Bill took these pictures of Katie and I as we had our brief, touching, moments together….



After we delivered Marcus to his room, and helped him get all his supplies to his room, we left him with the promise that we will all meet up again the next time he comes home. As we were driving home, my daughter, Katie, sent me a text, thanking us again for driving Marcus to Tucson, twice, and said how much she appreciated the help. I told her she was most welcome and we were happy to get to spend the extra time with Marcus…

After Bill/Bro and I got back to Chandler/Gilbert, we had to stop by Costco to get our weekly supplies… When we finished that, and were safely home, Bill declared it was officially “happy hour” and said he just wanted to sit down in something that wasn’t moving…  And so, happy hour began.. 🙂 🙂

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