Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Child Grows Up

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.

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  1. Alyce that is really beautiful! What were your guidelines on this post? Did she give you more than "Literacy Challenge". I think something like that would take me a while to write. Great job!
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  2. Aw. What a neat thing.... watching your child become who he is!

  3. I have a little 10 month old and I am daily marveling at how much he grows, so fast! I can't imagine when he is a freshman! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. My daughter is shy too. Shy kids are sweet kids. This post made me smile.

  5. I don't know how I missed this one, but it's beautiful!


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