It’s been so strange to see my son through my eyes lately.
I find myself noticing new things about him as if I haven’t spent almost 19 years watching him grow.
He takes my breath away sometimes – when I catch a glimpse of the man he’ll be.
I’m filled with pride when I hear him share his original thoughts about life – about the universe. Whether we share the same opinions or not – I love how his mind works!
He definitely inherited the best of both of his parents. Big blue eyes and full lips from his paternal side. My smile, my humor.
It really is hard to feel any ill will towards his absent father when I see so much of him in the person I love most on the planet.
He’s growing into himself – finding what makes him happy, interested, angry.
I’m trying to hang back – be a casual observer and not interfere. Hoping my lessons over the years have taken seed.
And I think they have.
I genuinely like this person who is about to enter his last teenaged year on the last day of March.
And I love that I get to like my son.
Happy Birthday Nicholas Avery Charles.
Posted on March 28, 2014, in Motherhood, Uncategorized and tagged 19, parenting, son. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
A great post and 19 is a great age, but I don’t think I could cope with the pressures they are under today.
It’s been fun watching you watch him grow, he is a nice person…You did a great job and continue to do a great job with him. Please tell him , “Happy Birthday” on the appropriate day, from Alyce!! 🙂
Yeah, you’ve been watching him with me!! Wow. This blog has seen him get hiis license, graduate high school, get a first girlfriend, go to England and start college!!