In three weeks, I hit yet another major milestone for our family in our new life. That life, you see, is only two years old.. The life I had ended at the end of March in 2011 when my wife, Andrea, passed away. Since then we’ve faced a number of firsts: First birthdays. First Thanksgiving. First Christmas. First prom. First graduation.
But college education is coming after learning a few things. Okay, more than a few.
My oldest got her first major lesson in personal economics when we both were denied for student loans. My decisions in the wake of losing my wife were unavoidable, but losing a home and the bank forgiving Andrea’s student loans upon her death didn’t help us. Abbi now bugs me if a bill is a few days late, even if some of that is due to paying her college tuition.
There are other things I’d never thought about that have changed drastically since I went to college in 1988. This led to my laundry list of things I still had to teach her.