Tuesday, May 15, 2012
I am popping back over to the blog because it's just too big of an event to skip. This last year of his official childhood has begun and I just can't even tell you what a crazy feeling it is.
I know I thought for sure that I would be sad and sorry that we have gotten to this point all of a sudden (and perhaps that will hit me later in the day, it's still early yet) but right now I am just so overwhelmed with feelings of love for this kid that I can't even be sad or sorry. Watching him grow up into the man he's becoming is such a thrill- I enjoy him so much- parenting him (in this particular season at this particular moment) is infinitely easier and absolutely more delightful than I pictured living with a teenager would be.
On Mother's day, he said the funniest thing- "Mom... sometimes, when I look at other kids, they're so awful I think, 'I guess my mom did a pretty good job in raising us after all'"
and while I can't actually take credit for how great this kid is turning out, (anything good that has come of my bumbling through parenting is solely due to the grace of God) I can certainly appreciate it. Today, I'm thanking God for my son who is smart, funny, helpful, reasonable, enjoyable, fun, loving, considerate, thoughtful, and all of a sudden....SEVENTEEN.
oh dear, maybe I am a little sad.