Monday, June 28, 2010

Mr. Right

Miss Whimsy had her college orientation this weekend. Her nervousness is slowly being replaced by excitement about The Great College Adventure. She's excited about new friends, new adventures, a new room to decorate (oh, I'll yak allll about that)... the whole collegiate shebang.

Her father reminds her to be excited about
all that new learning and life preparation
in the College of Engineering.

Her mother reminds her about
all those potential son-in-law candidates
in the College of Engineering.

Her father reminds her to pay no attention to the wokking in her left ear...

I love to tease that we've already found Mr. Right on the Mercer University Campus.

Here he is, Jesse Mercer.

I love this statue which sits in a circle surrounded by some of his quotations. I think I would have liked Old Jesse. He and I speak the same language. He was passionate about learning, particularly as it pertained to the Word and knowledge of those in Christian service.

Every time I visit, I snap a few shots of him and his words.

 Like this  

And this

And  this one

And this


So many others too, but of all Jessie's quotes, there is one that is my favorite. I've been told it's the most commonly shot photo on the Mercer University campus.

Mercerian readers are already grinning...

Here it is...

And, Jesse, I intend to take you at your words
come September...

Unwrapping this today at Chatting at the Sky. Come unwrap some other small things with me.


Sandy said...

HI Debbie.. I so enjoyed your visit today.. yes the "Update on Heather" is indeed a blessing!
And I had to laugh at your 'sitting back and letting me do the experiment'...I'm so wanting to 'paint the tub and tile'.. it is the last thing to do in the bath.. I'm starting to think I should have done it 'first?.. anyway... I'm really enjoying doing the work in there.. I'll be sure to let you know how it's going.
thanks again..

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, what a cute post! I loved the quotes, particularly the last one. While I'm not a Baptist per se, I did attend a Baptist College at one point, and I am hear to tell you, there are, indeed, "some Baptists who may be trusted." ;-)

Hope your daughter loves Mercer! What a great school!


Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Make that "here" to tell you. LOL! Looks like I might fit into one of the ignorant categories otherwise. ;-)

FrouFrouBritches said...

Engineering? Wow, she must be smart like her momma! We had such FUN decorating my little sister's college apartment!!!

Love that second quote!

gnee said...

Hi Debbie,

I've heard great things about Mercer through the years, and it's just wonderful to see quotes from your "Mercer Man." There is such balance when attending a church university. I'm excited for your daughter. My college experience was a blast, and I loved having kids in college too. Is this your first child attending college? You reminded me of a great story for a post...thanks. Have a safe and Happy 4th!

Manuela@TPOH said...

I loved the quotes! My daughter is starting college in September and just got her schedule today (her orientation isn't until September).


A very blessed lady! said...

Based on the quotes he would make a wise son in law...I am sure your daughter will find one just as wise, apperantly she is a smart one, good luck to her at College!!! Love the quotes!

Debbie said...

gnee, no... sniff... she's my last.

Tracey said...

How exciting for your daughter! Thanks for sharing such great quotes!

Jennie said...

I snagged a Mercer man. I might be slightly partial, but I think he's tops! (So are lots of other ones, but the engineering school might not be the best place to find them - just saying. Lots of pocket protectors and what not on those premises!)

Dare I say, this *almost* makes me miss Mercer.

Nope. It was a fleeting moment. Don't miss it at all. ;) Best of luck to Miss Whimsy. I have a feeling she will *love* it! I know I don't need to tell you, but it really is a fabulous school. (And please know we're only 20 minutes-ish away if she needs anything at all! Does she babysit??? wink wink)

Amy Kinser said...

Love Mr. Right...

Those quotes are awesome.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

I'm glad she's getting excited for school. It will be a big step for all of you. I enjoyed all the quotes!


BECKY said...

How exciting for everyone! And I sooo agree with you an Jesse being the perfect suitor!!
What great quotes!! So glad you shared them! I am kind of a quote junkie!! I don't overload my blog with them because I don't want to scare people off!! HA!! These will go into my file!!

Have a wonderful evening!!

imoomie said...

You do understand! Best wishes to you and your girl as you venture into the future!

Love the quotes!

Kelli said...

Those quotes are fabulous!! I bet you can't believe you're about to send your daughter off to college!! WOW! I know I'll be there in the blink of an eye. Enjoy the summer with her and I'll be praying for ya! I think she can do a little better than Jesse! LOL!

dawn said...

What a big transition for your daughter. As she looks for Mr. Right--she can remember that last quote. I married one of those baptists!


Lynn Richards said...

Oh, Debbie. Last summer was so magical for us. We had so much fun spending time with our eldest before she left for college.
I will not lie. Leaving her there was the worst day of my life. But here I am a college year later. A survivor. We had a blast taking weekends to go and visit over the year, which sure helped mom and helped my daughter stock up on groceries and hair supplies.... Is your daughter going to be close enough to visit? I LOVE college girls!!!!

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

Wonderful quotes!
What a smart man he was!
I especially love the one about standing up and crying, if need be!
How proud you are of your girl, I am sure--
My Miss Whimsy started college last year, and we went through all the emotions you are going through now.
Get the Kleenex handy for after she leaves.
The first week is the worst--oh how I stood up (sat down, walked around) and CRIED!!!
What a blessing and a privilege for our daughters to be able to go to a University--mine goes to Furman--(you may know that already).
OH! And I think Jesse is a perfect candidate for your daughter.
Because he would make a perfect son-in-law--no yakking back!


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