Friday, August 19, 2005

Cornell Comes True

(The new Cornell student.)

(The helpers.)

Isaac left Bentley Farm today and settled into his brand new home at Cornell University. Dad, Mom, Hannah, Rebecca and Caleb helped him move in, leaving the farm around 4am this morning! Isaac has never had his own bedroom before in his life, and surprisingly at Cornell he was blessed with a single room in the newest dorm on campus. When I spoke with him this afternoon he said that he is going to miss his dog, Bentley, who has slept on his bed since he was a puppy.

From a young age Isaac always hoped to attend Cornell since he knew they had a very good agricultural program. Isaac is a man of steady vision. It always seemed to me that from the day he could speak he knew exactly what he wanted to do with his whole life. Cornell was always a piece of that dream. We are very, very happy for Isaac.

There were many moments of grace amidst the hardship of leaving Isaac. Mom reported the overwhelming experience of stepping outside and hearing the bells play Beethoven's "Ode to Joy."