Monday, July 03, 2006

Home sweet home


It seems like only yesterday. Yet, yesterday, we went to see him in his new home. Yes, my oldest son no longer lives with us. It is still a bit hard to believe. He is officially on his own, he has a new peg to hang his hat. He is responsible for himself in every sense. I thought I would have been upset when this day came. I mean just look at that little adorable face. Yet, I am very ready as I know he is. I think I did a great job raising him. He is a mature, responsible man. He is a thinker. He is an artist. He is kind. He is intelligent. He has strong morals. He is honest. He has compassion. He is a good communicator. He is helpful. He is a good friend. He has always been a first-class son. If those qualities don't make him ready to take on life- nothing will. He seems happy in this square, white house that he is sharing with a few friends. They live like a family, sharing good times and grocery items. He is excited about this new chapter in his life. I'm excited and happy for him. I hope this is the beginning of ALL the good things he wants in his life. I hope he is always safe and happy. I hope he never forgets that our home will always be here for him. The home he grew up in. If he ever needs it. Home base.

2 comments:

Lyn said...

It is the best of times, it is the worst of times. You and "Uncle Charley" can be very proud that you have raised your son to be dependent upon himself in this new chapter of his life. I'm sure that he will take comfort in knowing that he has a safety net under him, just in case he needs it.
Now he can make his own artichoke pie and climb in his own drawers!

ann said...

what a cute picture! glad to hear you had a great trip and that all is well!