I’m taking a personal detour today and having a total Mom Moment. The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of another school year coming to an end for my boys, full of concerts, recitals and scrambling to get those last assignments turned in. Today (yesterday) was the last day of Freshman year for Ethan, my youngest, and I cannot believe both my boys will be finished with high school in only three short years. I swear it was only yesterday when I sent them off for their first day of kindergarten and first grade.
My angel boys. Aren’t they precious! This past week we’ve also been converting all our old VHS home videos to disc, images from sonograms to teens filling my TV for the past week…oh man. I’ve been blessed to be an at-home mom, and yet it still seems like I blinked and they went from toddlers to this…
My house is currently throbbing with blaring amps, pounding drums and the deep rowdy voices of a whole gang of teenage boys — a steady chaos I know I’ll be missing before long. Tomorrow their cousin and some of their closest friends will graduate, another friend leaving for the Army in in just a couple weeks. Huge changes, the constant motion and evolution of life, and suddenly, my babies, who’d seemed securely tucked into our nest a few short months ago, are teetering awfully close to the edge, so to speak. Conversations have shifted from games, toys and movies to colleges, careers, hopes and goals. And DRIVING–egads! So much to be accomplished in just a few years! There seems to be this new urgency combined with the usual impatience of youth *lol*.
Tanner, my oldest, is focused on airplane mechanics, his sights set on a career in the Air Force. He’s been pouring over books on turbine engines and jet propulsion. Ethan is my musical one, playing the guitar, piano, drums and most recently the ukulele (my house is not a quiet place *g*). He’s also in choir and he volunteered to play his guitar as a pre-show for their spring concert last week. I uploaded a video clip of his solo below—advanced apologies for the bumpy motion for those who check it out–I was filming with one hand, taking pictures with the other. The lighting wasn’t the best, but the sound came through great–not that I’m a proud mom or anything 🙂
While I’m feeling a tad misty-eyed about all the years that have gone by so quickly, I’m excited for all that is still to come and try to keep a lid on the parental angst and to remember to enjoy today before it’s gone. No matter how old my guys get, they will always be my angel boys 😉
Anyone else out there enjoying this end-of-the-year school scramble? Care to share any advice or memories?