223: Turn around and he’s 17….
What follows is a brief montage of my oldest child’s 17th birthday back in February ( If I don’t get it posted soon, I’ll turn around and he’ll be 25 or something) Noel wanted an “all-meat” pizza, and then he gave Linda a list of what meats that included:
Linda was very concerned of a grease fire in the oven, but the cheese, besides seeming to glue this concoction all together, also seemed to keep the spraying grease confined to the pizza’s internal core. It was a most interesting meal that is for sure. I knew we should have fed him more than just hot dogs the year he was 3!!
Here is my little boy’s first day on the planet…..
And here is my little 6’5″ boy now….it is so weird putting my head on HIS shoulder. He is so wonderful though. Recently he did not get a summer internship at Microsoft that he had been hoping for. He was pretty devastated at first, but you know what he said, after he calmed down a bit? He told Linda, “you know Mom, there’s that verse in the Bible about all things working for good for those who love God……I know there is a reason it didn’t work out” When I was his age, I would have been upset for weeks I am sure….took him a few hours…
I guess we did something right in the last 17 years….(this of course, does NOT mean that he can’t be a butt-head at times, but Generally he seems to be doing okay)……..looking forward to see what other wonders await us….Parenting, it’s not just a job, it’s an adventure!
Until next time, my friends,