My Son Just Went to Take the Bar Exam!

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My son just left to take the Bar exam! How do I describe how I am feeling right now? Like laughing, like crying, like jumping up and down, and proud, so very proud! A little amazed, is this really happening, my little boy, all grown up and taking the Bar exam? Yes indeed, it is happening. I made him lunch, they get an hour to eat, got him water bottles, 2 pencils and an eraser, snacks, everything out of its packaging, in ziplock bags, no paper allowed. He is driving to the convention center now, which is where the exam is being held, all my good wishes, pride and love go with him. It was a brutal two months of extensive studying for this exam. The amount of material is dizzying. My son has an incredible, photographic memory, so I am hoping it will serve him well.

I don’t know what to do with myself, maybe take a nap, since I got no sleep last night, Leo, his Maine Coon cat, decided to meow and run around all night, including on the mattress in the living room that was my bed… Yes a nap sounds good, then wait for my son to return and tell me how well he did! 🙂

11 thoughts on “My Son Just Went to Take the Bar Exam!

  1. You brought to mind how I used to get my girls’ lunches ready in the morning, and I imagined what would be going through my head if I were in your position. It’s a long road from elementary school lunches to this! Kudos to him, I hope he does well.

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    • Yes, our precious children’s journey of life! Aren’t we lucky to be a part of it and do all we can to ensure their journey is good. How quickly childhood goes by! How old are your girls and what are they doing now?

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      • One is 30, she’s working on her Masters in Education and has 3 boys (8, 7, 5); and unfortunately I’m estranged from my other who’s 26. She has sadly ended up with a terrible blend of my bipolar disorder and whatever her abusive father passed on with his genes. I can tell you that separating myself from her was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

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      • So happy about your older daughter and 3 grandkids! And so sorry about your younger one. I can’t even imagine how difficult that must have been! I hope that in the future there will be a reconciliation. Lots and lots of hugs for you.

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