Wow, what a day we have had! My little boy, no--my young man, passed his driving test to get his driver's license; his Band letter jacket arrived; he lead his first Band leadership meeting; and he had a date with his girlfriend! To top it off, he said, "Tomorrow, I will be a Junior!" Where did all the time go?
I have mentioned before that I try very hard not to look too far into the future. God's gift of my son is in the here and now. However, a day like today prompted some emotions of letting go. Preparing him is what we have done the last 16 1/2 years. The times that he begins to use that preparedness make me so proud. The 'glimpses of maturity' reassure us that he is headed in the right direction.