Saturday, October 31, 2009

It's all so Bitter-Sweet!!

I think a million and one times I have told everyone that I had my J pretty early in my life and I am very proud of the young man he has become!! This kid to me is awesome!!! I just can't say enough times how proud I am of him!! He spent his entire summer weightlifting and doing a special Football passing league, which they dominated in!! So he went into the season being 1 of a few Sophomore's overall, and out of everyone freshman, sophomore's, junior's, & senior's he was at the beginning of the football season a strong player and was starting D on the Varsity team!! He did great, then he ended up playing offense as well so he was playing pretty much the entire game and it was wearing on him a bit. He was injured and out for a week, and after that he just was never put back into his normal positions fully. It's like one week he'd play the whole game and then the next he'd play half or bits and pieces... I don't understand it but it is what it is, right!?!?! So he gets a 2 week break and then will go full fledged into Basketball... Last year was not a good year for me during the season, I was extremely stressed out over personal conflict with the coach and him taking it out on J... I mean I literally had a stress migraine at least 3 days a week at that time, so I am REALLY hoping J is on another team and not that one...

So all stress aside I am a very proud mommy of a sophomore who has fantastic goals with his life and while I am so excited with the man he will become I am also saddened because I cannot believe how fast these years have flown by!!

So today was the day for picking up his class ring... Oh it is so awesome!! He designed it himself and while I am so proud of it and him, I am kind of sad too LOL!! I know, I know, I'm a big BABY!!

So here it is in all of it's Glory!!























11 comments:

  1. That is a Cool ring! Although I don't know ya'll personally...I can tell what a great kid he is. Congrats on a wonderful young man!
    Have a good weekend.

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  2. Midget is a Senior this year, I too had her very young and we "grew up" together. I understand the being proud as you watch them navigate the waters discovery and choose to not make the same choices we did as teenagers. Cry those tears of pride and well.. yes.. Loss. As we are loosing our children but we are gaining loving and trustworthy adults.

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  3. Nice ring - he did a fine job designing it! I know right where you are coming from. My first born was a boy and he is now 20 -- and as JeniQ says it is a joy to watch them navigate thru the waters of "life" but take a bigger look at the picture because you are navigating as well! Over time things change (they grow up) and it seems like a loss but it really is just a change in the paths of so called life. Happy travels!

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  4. #1 - that is an amazing class ring!

    #2 - my mom had me very young - and it created a special kind of bond that nothing else can come quite close to. we sort of grew up together and I wouldn't change a thing.

    this world can be such a scary and stressful place - and you've had more than your share of sorrow lately. But I think you are focusing on the best thing - which is just to be grateful for each day we have with our kids. time flies - but you have an amazing family to spend it with!

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  5. You are blessed! Have a great Halloween!

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  6. My oldest son was born when I was 17. I am very proud of him despite all I have put him through, so I know just where you are coming from.

    That is an awesome ring!

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  7. He did a great job! Enjoy each and every day with him.

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  8. sounds like an awesome kid and i am glad he is a good one too! cool ring!

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  9. Michelle, I am so proud of you, and loved reading this. You are a great mom..so of course you have a great kid!

    The ring is so beautiful.. hugs for your boy!!!

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  10. Well Golly guys!!! You all made me tear up LOL!!! Thank you for your kind and super sweet comments!! I love them ALL!!

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