In a few very short months my oldest will graduate High School. I have this mixed bag of emotion about the whole thing. He’s 18 and he’s a great kid! He is doing really well in school and has plans for college afterward. He’s kind. He’s talented. I’m his mom and I feel like I don’t get to dote on how great he is enough and he’s completely deserving of all the compliments, trust me.
Troy had an usual childhood. We practically grew up together. When you’re born to a fifteen year old mom that’s the consequence. Funny thing, I’ve shared that several times here on this Blog. I’ve even shared the story in a book where I contributed an entire chapter on the story of becoming a teen mom. Until 2010 when I shared that story, this was information I didn’t freely share. I was afraid of what others would think of me and especially what my own son would think of me. I shouldn’t have been so concerned about my image – all that matters is who I am now.
Life had many lessons for me at a tender age and as Troy has grown my wish for him is that he sees every obstacle as an opportunity. That he loves a ton. That he enjoys the sun and the rain. I came across this photo of him, taken several years ago, and I took a deep breath. Life passes us by so quickly. Let’s enjoy it and the loved ones we share it with.
Stay wild & wonderful.
Life had many lessons for me at a tender age and as Troy has grown my wish for him is that he sees every obstacle as an opportunity. That he loves a ton. That he enjoys the sun and the rain.