Mother’s Day Wishes Moms Make for Their College-Bound Children

Mother’s Day Wishes Moms Make for Their College-Bound Children

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. – Jacquie

 

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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Melissa T. Shultz

Melissa T. Shultz

Melissa T. Shultz is a writer, and the acquisitions editor for Jim Donovan Literary, an agency that represents book authors. She's written about health and parenting for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Readers' Digest, AARP’s The Girlfriend, AARP’s Disrupt Aging, Next Avenue, NBC’s Today.com and many other publications. Her memoir/self-help book From Mom to Me Again: How I Survived My First Empty-Nest Year and Reinvented the Rest of My Life was published by Sourcebooks in 2016.
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