Day 24 and the Big Time Literacy Challenge
Last night I looked out the window and saw my man-child
walking away from our house.
He was with a friend that he met this summer
during school-related fun runs.
He looked so confident.
In August he will enter high school as a freshman. It helps me to know that he has
already made friends with kids that are not in his grade.
This is the boy who used to be shy (and can still be), but now he knows how
to interact appropriately with people of all ages without my assistance.
My heart swells.
Is this was parenting an older child is??
--Wondering at where the time has gone.
--Marveling at the person he is becoming.
--Feeling joy that I have the opportunity to know this person.
Even as much as he is growing up, I still love
watching him play with his brother and dad. That keeps us both young.