Today my oldest son turns 18! Today I am the parent of an adult! How did that happen?
It feels like just yesterday he was born. It was just the three of us. We had no idea how to be parents and he wasn’t the easiest baby, but we worked it out.
And then he became a big brother.
And then a “little” brother….
And a big brother again….
And one more time….lol. He takes his job very seriously and they all look up to him and love him.
He’s stepping out into his future and I’m so proud. He’s been through some dark times. This pandemic and all it’s losses has been hard, but he’s grown so much and is doing the hard work of becoming the man God has called him to be.
Sam, today you are an adult. I couldn’t be prouder of you and all you are. I know without a doubt you will step into a bright future and be an amazing man. I can’t wait to have a front row seat to watch you walk down your path. Over the past few months we have begun the shift from you being our child to you being our fellow adult who we advise from time to time. It’s a hard shift for a parent, but you have made it easy. You are owning your choices and walking forward in the path you believe God has for you and we are thrilled to see that. We have complete confidence in your decisions and know you are following where God leads. This next chapter is full of you slowly leaving the life you have known all these years, but it’s also full of new beginnings and such exciting moments and we are cheering you on. We love you!! Happy Birthday!!