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I can't believe that the time has come for our oldest to head off to college. Well, we do have a couple of months before it's final, but each day feels like the end of a season. As parents, our job is to raise adults that can be productive members of society. We could use our remaining time to worry and fret about his future, or we could celebrate the time we've had together and cherish what we have left. Our gift to our senior is a JORD watch that he can take with him wherever he goes to remember that time is precious and to make the most of it.
Celebrate the Hard Work
Do you remember being a senior? I do. Finishing strong might be the biggest challenge of their life so far! It can be easy to get distracted by the weariness of this last bit of the race, but if you look at the big picture of their educational career, you'll find plenty to celebrate when you think of how far they've come. At this point, I'm working to acknowledge his diligence every chance I get.
My son has definitely invested quality time in his studies, and he's enjoying the benefits of his hard work. One of my favorite ways to celebrate his efforts is to take him out to dinner and let him talk to me about what he's reading, learning, or thinking. I love hearing his ideas even if I haven't read the books he's reading.
Celebrate Their Accomplishments
His hard work also helped him get into the college of his choice with the highest merit scholarship they offer. Not every student will be academically oriented, but they will have accomplishments to celebrate: faithfulness at a job, success in a sport, diligence in art, or kindness in service.
Recently my son's watch broke, and he's been looking for a long time for the perfect watch to replace it. When I ran across JORD watches (pronounced Yode), I knew he'd love it. We gave him this watch to celebrate his achievements, and encourage him to keep pursuing excellence.
JORD Watches Make Excellent Gifts
My boys are woodworkers, so first of all, they love the look and feel of wooden watches. These watches stand out above others I've seen or held because you can tell that they are crafted with excellence. My son chose the Fieldrest watch because of its look and its size.
His wrists are very thin, so it is hard for him to find a masculine watch that will fit. I love that he could use the JORD wrist sizer to get his watch custom sized to fit his wrist. When he received the watch, he was so excited that it fit him so perfectly! That never happens!
You also get a cleaning cloth, wood conditioning pen, and extra links in case you want to adjust the watch sizing at any time in the future.
In every gift giving situation, it is nice to know that every watch comes with a one year warranty and options for return & exchange, as well as free worldwide standard shipping!
Senior Messages to Engrave
Here are some great options for meaningful messages you could add to the back of the watch.
For my Latin loving son, a timeless quote might include:
- Citius, Altius, Fortius - "faster, higher, stronger"
- Ad Astra Per Aspera - "to the stars through difficulties"
- semper ad meliora - "always towards better things"
- Non scholae sed vitae discimus - "We do not learn for school, but for life." - Seneca
- Veritas nunquam perit - "The truth never perishes." - Seneca
- Ancora imparo - "I am still learning." - Michelangelo
- In omnia paratus - "ready for anything"
- Carpe diam - "Seize the day."
- a bene placito - "from one well pleased"
- vivere senza rimpianti - "live with no regrets"
Verses from the Bible:
- Walk by faith - 1 Corinthians 5:17
- The Lord will go before you - Deuteronomy 31:8
- Act justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly. - Micah 6:8
- Run with a purpose. - 1 Corinthians 9:26
- You are His workmanship. - Ephesians 2:10
- Keep your eyes on Him. - Proverbs 16:9
- Seek Him first. - Matthew 6:33
- There is wonderful joy ahead. - 1 Peter 1:6
- Seek His will in all you do. - Proverbs 3:6
- The Word of God will never fail. - Luke 1:37
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Betsy Strauss is an unexpected homeschooler, mother of three, who is in a relationship with a sweet man for life. She loves reading books, drinking coffee, and learning anything with her kids.