Mothers make lots of wishes for their children.
Toss in a pandemic, and a few themes begin to emerge.
That’s exactly what happened when we asked moms in our Paying for College 101 Facebook Group to tell us one wish they’d make on Mother’s Day for their soon-to-be college freshmen.
Here are some highlights, edited slightly for clarity and length:
That they can move on from all of this and start their freshman year off right! – Ann
That she can attend in-person classes and live on campus, the goal she’s been planning and working toward! – Jennifer
I hope that he discovers a passion that will bring him joy and success. – Susan
Prom, Graduation, Yearbook signing. – ????Marea
That she can go to the best program for her rather than the one that is within our budget. She’s worked so hard and the sky should be the limit. – Lynda
That they’ll have a traditional and healthy fall semester at school (and all semesters beyond). – Gemila
That they remember what we have taught them all these years, have the courage to be brave, and try new things and experiences! – Jennifer
That her freshman year of college is everything she expected it would be & more, to ease the sadness of what was lost her senior year of high school. – Toni
I hope going into college she embraces some of the fun, stays safe, and is able to have the traditional college experience even though it’s not where she always dreamed she would be going. – Shannon
Good health. – Jennifer
To stay Healthy, 100%…my answer all day, every day. – Trish
An easy transition and to stay safe and healthy. – Lynnette
A traditional beginning to her college experience with a fresh start and many new adventures ahead! – Lisa
That his school stays healthy. That he finds confidence, steps out of his comfort zone, and makes life-long friends. – Amy
Be safe, step out of your comfort zone, take care of your mind and body, and call home. – ❤️Melanie
That she has a traditional start to college. That all her dreams come true. – ❤Ronda
That in the fall school can start normally, on campus, and that the students will stay healthy! – Stephanie
A posse of lifelong friends. – Louise
That she thrives! – ❤❤Melinda
That they are able to move onto campus, have athletics, and no online learning. – ????Elizabeth
That college ends up being a fulfilling experience, however it plays out. – Caroline
That she gets to start her college career on campus like she’s always dreamed…rather than online classes from home. – Amy
That they are actually able to move onto campus, no virtual learning. – ????Lori
That they get to go. – Geli
Regular start to school and football season! – Heather
That they actually get to go and forget about all that was lost during their senior year of high school. – Kelly
That it’s all she wants it to be. – Jacqui
I wish that my high school senior would come to know that not getting into your dream school can sometimes be the best unanswered prayer. – Lisa
That college will start in the fall, traditionally–face to face…and she has the time of her life! – ????Bonnie
That his freshman year be rewarding and memorable regardless of any obstacles or “new normals” we may be struggling with.- ❤️Christine
My wish would be that he’s able to start school in the fall, in person, in classrooms, and start his amazing next chapter! – ????Nina
Abundant Professor support and new friendships to last a lifetime. Along with increasing independence and maturity. – Ester
That his campus will be open and he’ll be able to resume playing the sport he loves again. – Nicole
I would wish for abundant resources for my son.- ????Karpagam
That he gets to start in the fall like all the kids that have come before him. – ????????????Julie
That she has a successful flight from the nest. It’s time. – Kimberly
In the end, what moms want is what college students want, too–a traditional campus experience, good health, friendships, happiness, and the resources to keep learning and growing.
Here’s to making all your wishes come true, especially in these difficult times.
From all of us here at Road2College, Happy Mother’s Day.
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