Yesterday, the sweet little boy on the right
blew out candles (there should have been 19, but I could only find five. :/` )
While the one on the left accepted a scholarship of undetermined amount last night.
The one on the left also EE (Exceeded Expectations) during his practicum teaching observation yesterday. His heart was singing; confirmed that he is “in the right spot.”
Happy, Proud … but sure wish their Dad was here to celebrate with them.
I suppose he is.
No, I know he is.
Yet, sometimes … I wish so badly they still had him in person, not only in our hearts and memories.
Today is dawning calm
We will also get an expert opinion on the project room’s floor!
Did I mention that my oldest son ripped up the remaining flooring in about 1/5th of the time it would have taken me?
All staples and nails have been pulled.
The room is ready for the next step.
Like life, we patch the holes.
We know that the imperfections give us character.
I know you’re proud of your sons’ accomplishments!
🙂 They are good stuff.
Awesome post. 🙂
Thank you. I had no idea what was coming when I sat down to write it.
Sometimes writing is like that!
Pride Beams down from heaven like rays of sunshine…You are doing a wonderful job with your boys. Strength that many could never muster. 🙂
Thank you for those sweet words. Luckily, we’ve had many good people in the boys’ lives.
Congrats and happy Birthday. The 5 candles made me smile – we forgot to buy candles before our 13 yr old’s party, so we had a fat votive candle plopped in the middle of the cake. It still worked..
🙂 Once you reach a certain age…the candles don’t matter so much. Improvisation is golden!
They are the right stuff
We’ve had such wonderful support along the way. Thankfully!
What a special post. Gary is proud of those boys and their awesome momma! Now I have to find a kleenex.
I know he’s proud of the boys and I am thankful that I have them!! Thank you….
Nice to meet you and your boys (I clicked over from Beth Ann’s) rather synchronistic since I share your pain about wishing “he was there.” In spirit is good enough but we know in person would be best of all. . .especially for our boys or in my case boy.
I appreciate your empathy … but wish you didn’t have to understand so well. It is what it is and is why I Just Make the Coffee. That got me rolling on many a dark morning. I am glad life is better now and hope you have better days, too.
Gosh, you made me cry! You are so wonderful Marla…I do believe with all my heart those on the otherside see much more than we know.
Thank you for your very sweet response, Linda. I’ve been missing your blog! Hope your computer is repaired soon.
Wow, your son saved you a lot of work! I’m so glad the teacher is happy with where he’s headed.
🙂 Now – I am hoping the 19 year old discovers/finds happiness in his plans for career!