**my baby boy**


i think my baby boy has now officially grown up...

he tells me he has a girlfriend now...and tomorrow night at the football game HE is going to walk around with HER and probably hold hands...what???  oh.my.gosh. i almost threw up...but, how did this happen?  how did he get old enough to (gasp) hold hands with a girl?  this also means i've moved out of the #1 girl spot in his life and that, my friends, makes me seriously sad. 

i know the teen years ahead are going to have trials but, i have faith in my son...  

firstly, because he knows the Lord.  i'm sure he will make mistakes and bad decisions but i also know the Lord will use these consequences to help him mature.  secondly because i am NOT one of those parents that say "well, what can ya do, kids will be kids"...oh no, i'm not ANY sorts of that parent.  there is LOTS i can do, including being a parent to them first and a friend to them second (although i do think it takes a perfect balance of both).  and lastly because we as a family (including grandparents, extended family and friends here too) have instilled great morals and values into my children. 

so off we go on this rollercoaster...

pray that i don't lose my mind or throw up if i see my son holding hands tomorrow night...i'm still not so sure about this "growing up" thing...

out for now
~kisses

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