You grow up longing for a family....and then, miracle of miracles you find a wonderful man, who is just crazy enough to want to make his life with you and (in my case) less then a year later you have a perfect baby boy.
My Joey Po was such a cool baby. He has always had these eyebrows, you see. So expressive! LOL Anyway, he has always been his father's son. They look alike (Joey still has his hair though). They think alike. They are big flirts. My Joey is a clone of the man I love more then anything in this world.
Today, my eldest son graduated from High school. He is joining the Marine Corps. He is going to an incredible college. He is handsome, strong, kind and wonderful. And now he's a grown man going out on his own. The first chick out of the nest.
I wonder, what I could have done better? God knows, I can't take the credit for this! I go over every one of my flaws and pray to God that I have not screwed this wonderful boy up. Our family dynamic is changed forever. He doesn' t need my permission to do anything. Did I tell him about Jesus enough? Did I teach him enough about being a good man, so that he can know what to do when problems come up?
Seriously? I doubt it. I am such a goofball. It's amazing to me that he has survived thus far. But the one thing I did do, with Joey and with all the kids is to tell them everyday in every way how much they are loved and valued and how proud I am to be their mom.
My Joey... congratulations on your graduation. I love you. I am so very proud of you. You are the best son a mother could ever dream of . Now go out there and take on the world. You can do ANYTHING.