Saturday, June 07, 2008

News Flash! Boys Growing Way Too Fast



Okay, I have been doing pretty good with the fact that I have ADULT daughters. Yes, Ashleigh is now happily married and Bethany just finished up her junior year of college and will soon turn the big 21!!! I still had my little boys to focus on. They still need me for lots of things. There are still lots of school things to do and papers to sign and schedules to figure out. I could feel good about still having my 2 boys at home. I was NOT however ready for what has been happening now. Cheney's school just had their senior class graduation last night. That means that Cheney boy is officially a SENIOR!!! When did this happen? How could this be? To add insult to my injury, I just recently learned that Davin has been in 9th grade ALL year long! I thought we were keeping him in 8th grade this year and somehow that had made me feel much better. He was still in junior high. I still had years to go before he would be graduating. I know you all have your mouths open wondering how I could have missed such a big thing as knowing Davin's grade. I admit that occassionally (and sometimes more often) I miss some details. However, with the kids I am pretty on top of things. Last year at Davin's IEP, we decided to keep Davin in 8th grade for one more year since he can stay in school until he is 21. No one told me that had changed. So, all year I think he's in 8th grade with just really large junior highers. There is no sign that says what grade the classroom is at Davin's school, so I just go on in my little 8th grade bubble. Now here I am, with a senior and 9th grader. I am a bit shocked that this part of Cheney's life is almost completed.

I have to say that I am so thankful to God for allowing me the honor of raising these children. I am thankful for all of the lessons that He has taught me through this child and parent relationship. I have learned so much about his unconditional love and mercy through raising my kids. I am thankful for even the hard parenting moments when I think that nothing is working. I know that God has had those feelings with me. Will she ever learn? Will she ever rest in who she is in me?

I guess it's okay to have older kids. There is always something new to learn and to teach at each stage of their lives.

13 comments:

Bethany said...

Don't worry... I'm still a kid!!

Heather said...

I know you are. At least, to me. My girls still want to be kids, too. Bethany insists she is still a teenager. I just let her go on thinking it.

Annie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hm, hm, hm.....

This post reminds me of how I was feeling a few years ago.... I did NOT want an empty nest! I have never been happier now that it is filled up again!

Martha said...

Ah, that second picture... Those are the little boys I remember! Yes, of course I recall them older and bigger too, but those little guys, they are the one who pop up in my memory most. Cowboy parties, bicyles, and Sunday school classes.

By the way, I think I forgot to grow up somewhere along the way. Is it too late? Well, can't I just stay a kid now?

Heather said...

Martha, the second picture was taken soon after we moved to NY, I think.

You do not have to grow up, Martha:)

Rachel said...

What cute little boys! They do grow up very quickly. I will have an 8th and a 9th grader next year, and that is very shocking to me.

Angie said...

awww, I know what you mean. You've done such a good job with your girls and it encourages me with my kids. We can enjoy them, no matter what stage though.

Long time no see. Take care, friend.

Nicole said...

Hi Heather, thanks for popping in and leaving me a note. As far as I know Dante is still available and Andrea at Reece's Rainbow could give you more information. I can not believe that they changed your son's grade and didn't tell you. I guess as long as he is ready to move on, but dang that would make me mad! HUGS, Nicole

Michelle said...

Awww....I remember the first time I saw these pictures at your house in Webster. I think you had them displayed on the desk in the kitchen.(?) I can't believe Cheney is a senior!! WOW! I miss watching them grow up!

joeks said...

"They" always told me the kids would grow up too fast..... and "they" were right! Our youngest just graduated from high school. I have no idea how that happened so suddenly!

I DO enjoy our kids being older too though.

Christine said...

I know, they grow up so fast. What adorabel pics of your boys.

Shelly said...

What a beautiful post... sad but sweet too! Glad I didn't miss it due to my pathetic absence on blogger!! I'm always shocked with the ages of my kids... 19 and 17 and my baby 12??? *sigh* it goes soooo fast!!!!

Michelle said...

How are you? Please wish Bethany a " Happy Birthday" from all of us. Her birthday was yesterday, yes? I can always remember hers the best b/c Abby was born on the 17th and I remembered their birthdays are 7 days apart!