I was so proud of my oldest! He just passed his road test for his restricted license.
As parents we are often in awe of how fast time goes. We remember the pregnancy, birth, infant, toddler, and elementary years. I am not going to say it all went by so quickly. I held him in my arms the day he was born and vowed I would never forget that moment, and I have not! I prayed to God that each day that I was able to stay home with him, for the first 14 years of his life, I would appreciate every moment. I didn’t like the difficult moments but I was present and tried to embrace every moment of his youth. I refuse to be sad about time moving so quickly instead I will be joyful for his accomplishment and next small step into the adult world. Parenting is creating, embracing, loving, holding on, guiding, disciplining, and slowly, as they learn to catch their balance, letting go. Little by little I will let go and give him his freedom. I am not apprehensive because he has the foundation, family, faith, and good judgement to take that next small step. That doesn’t mean I won’t look at him and be misty eyed as I start to let go… But for this moment I am just so proud of my boy!