Saturday, May 21, 2011

Busy times...

I have been buried, as usual, with tons of kids activities and getting ready for my first born to graduate from High School.  I really can't believe it.  Where does the time go.  In the blink of an eye they are grown.  I miss his sweet little hugs when his arms were short and his hands had chubby little fingers.


He is a man now....soon to be 18 and looking forward to what the world has to offer.


This is his passion.  I am so glad he discovered it and has devoted so much to it.  He swims on a year round, National swim team.  Out the door at 4:30 in the morning, in the pool by 5, back home by 7:15 for breakfast...off to school...then out at 3:10 and straight back to the pool.  Some days he has dry land after practice so he's not home until 8pm.  Time for homework and some much needed sleep.  This schedule would kill most kids.  He has definitely had some tough days to work through but somehow manages to do it. 

I told myself I wouldn't cry at his upcoming Graduation ceremony.  But sunglasses will definitely be in order.  I always cry at kid events.  Not because I'm sad....just so darn proud!

9 comments:

Kim Caldwell said...

I have the EXACT same picture of Dylan licking a window too! What is it with boys? Such bittersweet times ~ I would need two pairs of sunglasses!! Miss you. . .

xxoo

Kim

maddyrose said...

You have every right to be proud of such a fine son. My son is 45 years old now and I still miss the short arms and chubby fingered hands and the wet kisses on the cheek. Time passes way too quickly.

Your Sister! KMZ said...

Well now my wonderful sister, you have made me cry reading your post. I love that boy so much & Auntie is so very proud of him & his accomplishments. I hate that I am missing his special day. I hope he knows I will be thinking of him, remembering him growing up through the years, being so very proud of him & loving him so very much!
I love you all!

Donna O. said...

I get this one, for sure!!XO

Cherie Wilson said...

sniff sniff...........I totally get this!! And the mix of this emotion along with celebration is so confusing, isn't it?? Such a good Mama. Wear those sunglasses proud! XOXOX

Maija said...

Congrats Mama! You should be proud!

Joe Clark Cinematography said...

Things like that do indeed fill us up with emotion! I'm a young childless professional and I still get emotional at these events.

Cathie Carroll said...

Good job- cry away!
He looks like a wonderful young man.

rochambeau said...

Congratulations to your son and you and your husband, Colleen. He sounds like a wonderful and disciplined young man. When I read your words, it reminded me of this:
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=9479342&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1

xox
Constance

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