by Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim
July 15, 2012, I dropped off my oldest child (13 years old) at the Johns Hopkins University CTY-gifted Summer Program at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA for a three week program. This is his fourth year in the program but his first time enrolled as a residential student.
In so many ways, I was waiting for this moment. I was waiting for this moment to come for the past 13 years of raising my children, the moment of dropping off my kid somewhere so that I don’t have to worry about feeding, clothing, or disciplining them. I have been dreaming of dropping off a child so that I will be free for at least 3 weeks….at least one child less….which is a lot easier than having all three at home. Continue reading