Sterling's (and My) Countdown Calendar

I smiled this week when Sterling created a little countdown calendar, showing his last days of class, last three clinics, and the due dates of all his final papers and exams. This is a man who hasn’t used a planner in years and who has a smartphone but never enters a single appointment in it. He has a small pile of reminder cards on his dresser with doctor and dentist appointments, but that’s about the extent of what he does to keep track of his calendar.

When he crossed off the first day of the calendar with a big “X,” I saw a little look of satisfaction and anticipation on his face. You can tell he’s pretty darn excited about school ending!

And then I realized that I was pretty excited about that big “X” myself! I must be looking forward to his school ending too! It’s been a long seven months, and I’ve missed having my sweetheart around. I’m definitely proud of what he’s doing, but I have to admit that it will be great when he’s done with school. I think that countdown calendar is as much for me as it is for him!