How could this be? I went to bed one night and the next the day I went into the hospital and after 11 hours of grueling labor complete with pitocin, epidural, and lots of squeezing the life out of hubby's hand That Kid was born!
I blinked my eyes again and he was sitting up, crawling, running (he never walked...it was always running!) and talking!
I blinked my eyes again and I was teaching him how to read, write, tie his shoes, and master all types of "school" stuff! I homeschooled him all through high school so I was blessed enough to watch him learn and grow throughout his school years!
I blinked again and it was time for him to learn to drive!! Oh my, that was scary!
His first time out driving! Whooohhooo!!
First car...thanks to his grandparents for offering such a great deal and us buying it!
This was him at his 18th birthday party! We rented a boat and went out on the lake. Look at that hair!!
His first time to vote - I was quiet pleased with him for taking that opportunity although many his age don't bother!
This is my favorite picture from his Senior Pictures. It captures his personality pretty well, I think.
How is it that in 21 short years he has gone from a baby who needed EVERYTHING to a young man about to leave our home and serve our country in the USMC? Although I am having a VERY difficult time accepting that my "baby" is about to leave the nest I am immensely proud of him for making a decision that will not only better his life but our country's.
From the time I started this blog I have always called him "That Kid". It was a nickname we came up with as a baby for him, but now that he is a full-fledged adult and about to become a Marine I have decided that I'm going to call him "My Marine".
I love "My Marine" and I pray that your life is everything you hope and dream it will be over the next two decades. You have brought many years of joy to my life, even if I don't always show you!! Love ya, baby....Mom