I guess the time always sneaks up on you and it did when my oldest son graduated from High School a couple of weeks ago. Some how I have been bombarded with memories of him as a chubby baby and growing into the young man I am getting to know each day. He has come through some rough patches and I am proud of where he seems to be heading now. It is always bittersweet at one of these milestones because you are so happy for them and their accomplishments but you miss that baby that used to sleep in your arms.
He and I have had a hard time working out what our new life looks like together but I think we have finally gotten a groove that works for both of us. He has helped me and taken care of me in ways I know he never wanted to have to do, but he stepped up and did it. He has a big heart, but tries to hide it but I still get glimpses from time to time. He is going to be a good man, a real man.
I was so proud to be with him at his special day and celebrate his accomplishments.
I love him more than he will ever know and am so very proud of him.
I think one thing I will miss most is the trail of boys that seem to wander through my kitchen on their way upstairs to watch TV or play video games. Having them in the house this past year has kept it from feeling so lonely and I know that God has something special in store for each of these friends and I hope life allows them to keep their bonds.
I can assure you these boys kept things lively and I never knew what silly, craziness they would come up with but I wouldn't trade it for the world!