Thursday, August 9, 2012

How Did This Happen So Fast

He went from this....


To this.....



He agreed to pose for me this morning...by the fireplace
Not with his bookbag,
but with his dog instead.

Today my baby becomes a senior in high school.
I've had three seniors before him.
But he's always been the baby.
How did it happen so fast?
That he grew up, right in front me, and I'm not sure I saw it coming.
He went from being a wild and crazy "Dennis the Menace" type of boy,
full of mischief, adventure, curiosity...oh the never ending curiosity, which
often left a path of destruction in his wake;
To being funny, sweet, sensitive, gentle, shy,
and oh so smart.
He went from taking apart vacumn cleaners and lawn mowers,
to writing music, recording songs, and painting pictures.

He has so much waiting for him...so much ahead of him.
This child...my child from another planet. 
I cannot wait to see what he does with this amazing, incredible life.
But, I think, whatever he does, nothing will surprise me.
This child from another planet.

2 comments:

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

They grow up SOoo fast! My son is the same as yours and my daughter two years younger! I dread the day when they move out!!

Beaufort Belle said...

I know where his creative side comes from!