We asked some of our students to complete the sentence above. Read their answers below for a glimpse into the minds of Jewell students.

  • to consider the little things (like toothpaste and haircuts) when sending me money.
  • that I can’t always answer my phone. And sometimes life really is so hectic that I honestly forget to call back.
  • how powerful a little note or a package in the mail can be.
  • that school schedules do not allow for an hour conversation with them on the phone every night.
  • that we still LOVE allowances!!
  • the Dining Hall food does not taste like hers. I miss home cooking!
  • how much I wanted to be their “little girl.”
  • how important open communication really is to me.
  • how vital it was for them to show affection.
  • that even though they embarrass me, I love it when they do.
  • that no matter how much I try to detach myself from them, I fear most the day they will not be here.
  • how important it is to receive a weekly “hello” letter in the mail.
  • that I really do miss sleeping in my own bed at home and waking up to the smell of coffee.
  • that I could use a phone call containing a “pep talk” every once in a while.
  • how cool it is to be able to bring home 10 friends with only 5 minutes notice.
  • that I really will be okay on my own.
  • that sometimes I just need to hear them talk at me.
  • that I haven’t forgotten about them just because I haven’t called in three days.
  • that I think about them every day.
  • that I never get any mail, and get really excited when they send me something.
  • that I love it when they call just to say hi and see how I’m doing.
  • I miss them more than I generally express.
  • I would greatly appreciate a Target gift card!
  • how much I love getting a note in the mail just to say hi.
  • that even if I don’t call them every day, I love them a lot.
  • that I listen to their advice and appreciate them raising me right.
  • that I am discovering how I am more like them than I want to admit.
  • sometimes I go to meals in my pajamas…sorry mom.
  • that I really do study.
  • that when you call I get excited to tell you everything.
  • that I get to enjoy beautiful sunsets on top of the hill.
  • that I like your home cooking…it is better than this Dining Hall food.
  • that I appreciate you doing my laundry when I bring it home.
  • how crazy much I love and miss them all the freaking time.
  • that I love them so very much even if I seem more independent and don’t want to come home to visit as much.
  • I love it when they are there anytime I call or need something.
  • I appreciate it that they trusted me enough to respect my choices and let me be myself.
  • no matter where I go, or what I choose to do with my life, they will always be an important part of it.
  • they are worth coming home for.
  • that I love when they call, especially when they say they will.
  • I so enjoy (surprise) packages.
  • even when they ask the hard life questions (that I try to avoid answering), I really do appreciate them.
  • the fact that I don’t want to come home all the time means that I’m really enjoying life here…and that’s a good thing.
  • that I will always need them.
  • to call me more often.
  • how thankful I am.
  • that I will be okay without their supervision.
  • that joining a sorority isn’t a bad thing.