Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Another Step

Tonight my son will stand before his classmates, family and teachers as the Salutatorian at his 8th grade promotion. I will watch as his nearly 6'0" frame envelopes the podium and his deep voice echoes through the auditorium. He will read the words he's written around his class motto: "Dreams are not something to wait for, they are something to work for"..... and I'll wonder where the years have gone.

Last August I wrote something similar about the little boy who is quickly growing up. It is bittersweet, watching him change before my eyes. But holding onto something - or someone - only prolongs the inevitable, and guiding him with encouragement into adulthood is both rewarding and fulfilling.

Tonight that perpetual smile will fill my heart once again as a young man steps into the shoes of a small boy, forever altering his path....and forges ahead in a very blessed life.

A repost, my friends....in honor of 'that little boy of mine'.

12 comments:

srp said...

I never had a little boy, but the sentiments are the same for my Nyssa. Letting go is hard but seeing the results of all the hard work and tears and prayers is wonderful.

Congratulations to your son for his achievements this year.

McSwain said...

How very proud you must be!

martie said...

"Another Step".....yes, but a tough one! Hugs

Mellissa said...

Amazing!!

You must be soo proud! I really need your address!!!

Please email me.

Mellissa

Michael said...

once again....we share something in common. ( well errrr my son isnt 6'0.....dads genetics are a problem!)

Like bug...I have often wanted to ask for your address....that Ted Nugent mix cd is awaiting a place to mail!!!!!!

Drop me a email if you get a chance!

clew said...

Lori, today is my Incrediboy's 2 1/2 year birthday :). I was thinking earlier about how fast he's growing up. Before I know it I'll be where you are now. I try to enjoy every moment - they only come once...

Love you, friend! I know you're busy, so a special thanks too for keeping in touch!

Nelly said...

Awwww! That's fabulous! You must be so proud! Sorry I've been kinda MIA. Have a great holiday weekend!

Macromoments said...

Lori, it's good to see you back posting again. (Is your home PC still down?)

By now your son's graduation is past. Did you take Kleenex? It sounds like he has a bright future. Kids grow up way too fast, don't they?

Michael said...

Hey Lori Readers!

Lori dropped me a email the other day to tell you that she wont be writing for a while. Home PC is still not fixed. School PC time is very limited. So.....

We will just have to wait! ;-(

She will be back!

Networkchic said...

Congrats to your little grown up boy. :-)

Sonny said...

You do have the gift of words.

Greg said...

Hello am looking around and went photography and was impressed with the ones I viewed. I read alot of your posts and liked them. You sound busy yet peaceful. I think the country roads are a slower pace in life and that is where all the scenery is really at.
Greg