May 25, 2010 12:57pm CST
It is hard to believe how quickly your child can grow. This week, a new course is happening for one of my children. He is graduating from High School and moving on in his young life. Lately, when I look at him, it is hard to believe he is the same sweet little boy that would lay next to me on the bed and help me read stories at night. Or the silly kid that would climb up on the counter after a cookie, then tell me the cat made him do it. It is amazing all the challenges that we face and everything that can happen in our lives. Each day we all face a new milestone, each day we have challenges and changes. But each day we all do the same thing, we thank the heavens that we were given the opportunity to share our experiences with others and learn what life is really about. Are there milestones in your life or those of your children that you get to experience with them?
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25 May 10
Life - is wonderful. Some enjoy and some are unhappy and some are hurt. How the creator might have designed this life....??? People get married either by arranged marriage or by loving each other. And they await for a goo news of having children - this too is fruitful to some and not so others.. If the child is born in good condition then the parents are very happy -but a handicapped child introduces unhappiness amongst the parents. Then the parents expect their child to grow and have so many dreams - in the process some succeed and some fail. By the grace of God I have succeed in all the steps of life.
• United States
25 May 10
My oldest daughter turned 16 two weeks ago. It's startling to see her all grown up, with car keys in her hand. The stretch marks haven't even faded yet and in less than two years she'll be off to the university of her choice. (I know this because of how ridiculously smart she is - she'll have all the Dean of Admissions clamoring for her). And on top of that, my youngest daughter will be starting preschool in the fall. I don't wanna let her go, just as didn't want to let her sister go. Seeing my children grow up is bittersweet. The years seem to be whipping by.
• United States
25 May 10
I wish my 18 year old had that much sense. He is extremely bright, got offered the opportunity to attend Stanford University on a full ride scholarship. He blew it away. He got focused on a new occurrence in his live, his new girlfriend ever since he met this little gal, that's all he thinks about. He has let his grades go, along with a ton of other stuff in his life as well. It is hard watching him do this knowing that he had a great opportunity to make one of his dreams come true, to attend Stanford and to play football for the school as well. I only hope that he will have another opportunity that comes his way and he grabs on to it.
9 Jun 10
Congratulations to your son! Yes, there are many milestones I have celebrated with my children over the years. The biggest one for me was my eldest daughter turning 18 and she will be 20 in October, which makes me feel really old! I also remember when my youngest daughter left Primary School (aged 11) as I'd had 4 children at that school and she was the last. I cried when she left. They did a video montage of photos of the kids when they started school at 4 or 5 years old, then as they were then at 11 and played it to 'You Raise Me Up' by Westlife and I was in floods of tears!!!