It's so funny how fast time flies. My children have grown right before my eyes and I don't even notice sometimes until there's some type of event that signifies their growth. Have I ever mentioned how much I love my kids? I really do. As much as they drive me insane and I want to smack them upside their heads for doing and saying something crazy. I love each one of them and am realizing now more than ever how much I need to cherish each and every moment, good and bad, because once these moments are gone...they're gone forever.
My son is going on his 3rd year in college which is amazing to me. It seems like just yesterday he was just starting high school and I was worrying about how he would make THAT transition. Now he's an adult recently promoted to supervisor at his job and making his own way. I couldn't be more proud. I'm sure I've said that a million times and will probably say it a million more.
My daughter continuated with honors from 8th grade and will be in high school in the fall. It's amazing how much she's grown even in the few short years we've been here in CO. I was looking at a picture that we recently took and wondering when she got taller than me. I've seen her grow from a sweet, shy, quiet little girl to an outgoing, witty, intelligent, amazingly talented young lady. I'm proud of how hard she works to maintain her grades and how committed she is being a great student. How could a parent not love that?
Little one continues to impress us daily with how much he's learned this past year now that we've officially begun home schooling him. It's funny because he'll say things or do something and I'm thinking; I don't even think that's a concept or a lesson that we've worked on and wonder how on earth he picked it up. Kids truly are sponges. I just have to find a way to get him to be more cooperative when it's time to sit down and study which has been sooo challenging. Overall it was a great school year and I have to say I'm pretty pleased.
My eldest...21 started a new job recently. I don't get to see what's going on with him in his daily life like I do with the other kids since he lives in MD, but I'm just as proud of him as I am of the others. My baby is no longer a baby but officially a grown up. We've had our ups and downs and our battles like most parents have with their kids. He's had his struggles and has still endured. I love when he calls me and tells me that he understands now all the lessons and the reasons behind the everything I've tried to teach them. It's nice to know that he is finally getting it. That's a great feeling.
And then there's my step daughter. I'm looking forward to her visit next month and am so happy with her accomplishments this school year. She started a new school in a new state and I was a little nervous about how things were going to go since she was so resistant about moving. It turned out that she really loves her school and enjoys her teachers. It seems like she's getting so much more out of her education now that she's in a new state, new school and surrounded by new friends. She's making better choices when it comes to her friends and I definitely love that. She's excited about learning and calls us and tells us about projects that she's done, grades and even sends us presentations she's worked on so that we can see. I love that she takes so much pride in her performance at school.
All the kids work my LAST nerve and often times I feel like they cant grow up fast enough, but I really do enjoy watching them grow and become unique little people with their own minds. I love my babies!!! Frustrating as they all can be at times. But I think that's their job as kids. Lol
Ok...that's my emotional moment....Peace and Blessings people! Have a good weekend.