The 14-year-old had an end-of-the-year project and for some reason I had to do part of it. What's up with that?
I had to write a paragraph starting with "I wish for you." And in true Josh fashion, he told me about it Sunday night and he needed to turn it in Monday morning, probaby it was actually due on Friday knowing Josh as I do.
I wasn't thrilled to do this because honestly I am not handling this growing up stuff with my usual poise, grace, and dignity. Becuase everyone who knows me would automatically use those three words to describe my personality (deep, deep saracasm here, people, extreme).
Not to sound creepy or anything but I feel like we're 'breaking up'. He's growing up, he doesn't need us as much as he used to, and while part of me is happy and excited well the other part is in some serious mourning. He's on a trip today to an amusement park by himself!! Well, there will be a couple 100 other 8th graders and a pile of adult chaperones..but not me!
So to get back on track, here's my 'I wish for you' homework assignment:
I wish for you to always reach higher and further and deeper in yourself to reach your goals and dreams. I wish for you to never doubt your God-given talents and the fact you have been chosen for a special purpose here on earth. I wish for you to always be secure that your family adores you and will always, always give you our unconditional love and support. I wish for you to make a difference in your world. ISigh. So today I say goodbye to my little boy and welcome to the world my soon-to-be high schooler, young man. He's a great kid, err, I mean young adult.
wish for you to never lose your unique perspective on life, your determination, and your joy in all things! I wish for you to keep smiling!
Excuse me while I break out the sackcloth and ashes. Have I mentioned my baby also starts K in the fall? The same week above-mentioned young adult starts high school? (And yes, I do know I'm mentioned it repeatedly.)
The pic above is of Josh and his cousin Jacob who were born on the same day!