"What am I going to do with you?" My harsh voice struck out to our youngest daughter.
Having changed her classes for her when she claimed she did not like them, now she was failing in all her subjects, and I was at a loss.
Our older children had all graduated from High School with good grades and I was puzzled as what to do next with our "baby."
It was well into the beginning of her senior year in High School, we needed to do something quick so that she could catch up and graduate.
Our church had just welcomed a special guest missionary speaker who mentioned that their children were living at a boarding school several miles down the coast from us This Christian school was lodging the children of other missionaries, and also students who needed help scholastically.
Our daughter offered a suggestion, “Why don’t you send me to Watsonville to that Christian school down there?”
I replied, “That might be a good idea, but I don’t know if they will take you since the school year has already begun - - However I will phone them and ask.”
The lady who answered the phone was very positive and she urged me to pack a suitcase and bring our daughter on down.
Arriving after a nice drive along the scenic route, we were given a tour of the campus and the dorms. Each room had two single beds with a bathroom that was connected to an adjoining room.
We signed the paper work and paid for one month and giving Judie a hug, we said our good byes and left. As we drove away we could see her standing there like a lost child.
It did not take long for her to be voted class president and to adjust to the discipline at the school. I believe she benefited from the structure of order and that probably is why she adapted so well to the Air Force which she later joined.
Monte Vista Christian school and their personal attention they offered, gave her the confidence to believe that she could excel.
Today she holds several degrees from college and also a Masters degree.
Something was missing in me to encourage her, but with new surroundings, she discovered hidden abilities within herself.
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