Last fall he got his wish and moved into student housing.
He is now 19 and will be starting his junior year of college in the fall. (He’s in the top 15% in his class. Dean's List everytime – sorry, more bragging, I’m a proud Momma)
Last Tuesday he called out of the blue and asked if I wanted to go out to dinner with him.
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The males in the house highly disagreed. The 16yo, C, told me to stop over thinking stuff. It’s been known to happen.
M came by Wednesday to pick me up. I was a little nervous. I asked him if there was something he wanted to talk about. He said no. He just wanted to have dinner.
It was all good. We had a nice long talk. Shared some laughs. It felt REALLY good.
As he got ready to go, he gave me a hug, letting go way too soon, but I’ll take what I can get.
Then it hit me. I need to build new rules for my little family. I need to have us all get together at least once a week – MANDATORY. I’m running this past them in the hopes that they will give me this one. I don’t ask for much. I’m pretty easy to please. I’d rather have hugs from them then any gift. They know this.
NOTHING in my life feels as good as just being with my little family….except having it grow with grandchildren. Unfortunately for me (great for them) it won’t be for a long time.
BTW, sorry, for all the bragging. I have to do it here. In my everyday life I rarely mention these things because I want to stay humble. I’m always telling my boys, “Stay humble or God will do it for you and you won’t like the way He does it”.