Last week I signed on to United.com and stared at the screen. There they were: my carefully hoarded frequent flier miles. I'd managed to keep them from expiring by buying something small from one of the shops that have a relationship with United once a year, but the time had come to use them... to send Paul to Rome!
Of course I would have liked to go with him. The thought did flicker through my mind, only to be quickly dismissed as unrealistic. A family trip to Rome just isn't near being in the budget at this point in our lives. Paul, however, needs to be in Rome and he needs to be there soon.
He's applying to the Angelicum and after corresponding back and forth with a couple of people has discovered that he needs to go to Rome to apply (he could apply later, but we couldn't figure out how the funding would work). And since we need to get the financial aid packet to make this work (you can apply for federal loans for the Angelicum) he needs to go in person and get all the paper work figured out.
So Paul is going to Rome for one week in January!
He's also getting ready to take the LSATs and will be applying to law schools in the US (along with canon law programs). There will be big decisions to make in the next year (although I think the Angelicum is still at the top of the list!)!