Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Reflections....

My valedictorian will graduate from high school this Sunday. I have spent a lot of time this week putting a memory book together for him - just a page or two for each year of his life up to now. It's bittersweet looking back over these past 18 years - remembering the many, many highs...and the few lows...realizing that the vast majority of our work as parents is done. The foundation has been laid, and from here on out we have to trust that he is strong enough to weather whatever life tosses at him.


I know that the view toward his future right now is a bit like looking through frosted glass. He can see the general outline and probably begin to map his course, but it's rather blurry at the moment. As he moves forward, the future will slowly start coming in to focus. The view will change as his circumstances change, I know. But as long as he falls back on his strong foundation and has faith in his own abilities, the journey into that future will always be true, and hopefully, full of adventure.

May you all find that you have strong foundations, little ones...and even when the view is fuzzy, may all your journeys in this life be filled with adventure....

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