Every mom has dreams for their kids- some they say out loud, some they keep close to their heart. Most involve growing up, being happy, getting an education, and MOVING OUT (haha). And while all of it seems like it will take forever the time really does fly by.
It seems like only yesterday (how cliche`) I was holding my son in my arms and hoping his health would improve so he would grow. He is now 14 and we are picking a high school and he towers over me. Our 8 year old is gaining inches every day, and getting smarter and smarter with every inch. And our high schooler- wow! Just wow!
Today we were a split family this morning, as many times, with kids needed different thing in different directions. Rich took the girls and headed to the field for Amanda's game and I took Erik for the school fair to help him in his high school program "choice". I was really proud of him, seeing him walk around ask questions and talk to the people to get a real idea of the programs and what to expect. Then it was time to head to the field. As we dashed on over little superman wanted "warm drinks" and offered to buy Starbucks (yeah, that's MY boy!!!) and picked up a hot cocoa for his little sis- how nice. Then as we sat at the game, he sat there talking about what a good job his sister was doing (what? are these my kids?).
Getting home I went to the mail box and what did I find... a letter congratulating my son. He has earn a 4 year scholarship, if he maintains his grades and stays our of trouble, his college his paid for (within reason) in the state of Florida... I am the happiest mother on earth and the tears flowing from my eyes were met with his when he realized his dreams will be met! Yeah... hard work does pay off! So what about his "choice" for next year... yeah... I am pretty sure his mind his made up... and I think it's a pretty awesome choice!
I am one very blessed person here!