This is a big year for him. He's excited and I'm excited too. Taking the ACT, choosing a college, senior pranks, senior skip days, football games, and the list of fun things just goes on and on. He said he doesn't plan on missing a day of it.
I hope he'll be patient with me, because I plan on being there every step of the way taking pictures and documenting as many moments as I can. I'll probably have to hide out somewhere to get the pictures.
The years are rolling by. And they are rolling quickly. It seems only yesterday that Jeff and I walked him into his kindergarten classroom where he told his teacher that he "bringded his lunch."
And this morning, I told him goodbye, to have a great day, and to drive safely. To keep his eyes on the road every second. And then I say a prayer as he drives away, praying that he'll do everything I just told him and that he'll be protected throughout the day.
There will undoubtedly be many other firsts and many other last firsts. This one just symbolizes so much to me. All his hard work. All my hard work. This is his time to celebrate all of that work.
In raising two sons, I have realized that God makes no mistakes, that just as the Bible says, there is a time and a season for everything under the sun. Teenage years are hard, even with teenagers as good as Cam and Ross. But teenagers come with an attitude. And that attitude, thank God, is what helps us let our teenagers go out into the world on their own. Otherwise, it just might be impossible to let them go.
Oh, the road we've traveled together to get to this, his last first day of school. And, Cam, if you should happen to read this, as I know you sometimes do, I love you with all of my heart. I hope you have the very best senior year ever! You've worked hard and you deserve it!!!
Till next time, my friends, I leave you with wishes of a day filled with life, love and laughter.