Friday, August 29, 2008

Some Good Cheney Days:)

Lately Cheney and I have been having a rough road of it. Nothing terrible, just the normal tugging between a mom and her son who is 17. He is wanting to be a man and be independent and I am a bit concerned with some things in his life. I remember being nervous when Ashleigh only had a year left before college and wanting to instill as many things in her as I could. I am feeling that same way quite a bit lately.

HOWEVER, for the last three days I have had such a wonderful time with my son. We have seen each other alot in these last three days and we have talked alot, too. I am greatly encouraged by what I see in his life. I told Alan last night that it has been a while since I have had such a sweet time with Cheney boy, and it sure is nice. You know the drill. Some days are just tough as a parent. Some days are discouraging and you wonder if they will ever be all they can be. But, some days are great! Some days you see so much of their potential shining through and it does a mom's heart good. I'm really thankful for those rough days so that the good ones shine so brightly.

I have only one year left with Cheney before college. This is such an exciting time. Today we are talking about which colleges he is going to apply to. He has a list of about 6. I am hoping he will start working on the applications soon. He has begun lots of things for school although school has not started yet. I am going to enjoy this year with him.

12 comments:

Michelle said...

WOW! This year will go by so very fast! I cannot wait to hear what college Cheney is going to! I am so excited for him. He's such a smart boy!

Heather said...

Thanks Michelle. I think he has his list now for colleges he wants to apply to. If he applies early, you usually miss the application fee:)

Angie said...

Oh my, I bet you savor every day. It's good ya'll have that one on one time.

Martha said...

In spite of my experience with raising teenage boys, I am very inexperienced with college choices and applications. Josiah finally finished his application process at Finger Lakes and starts classes on Tuesday. Its a whole new world for him.

Enjoy your time with Cheney and give him plenty of respect. (I hear that's what guys thrive on.) Our boys already know we love them.

Heather said...

Martha, that is exciting that Josiah is going to FLCC. Does he know what he wants to major in? It will be a whole new world, but it will be exciting to be learning new things and making new friends:)

Bethany said...

Hi Mrs. H!
You probably don't remember me, but we use to go to Sodus church when you guys went there.
Anyway, I just thought that since I have been looking at your blog I might as well comment! :) I didn't realize that Cheney is graduating this year (my sister is too). Wow, it is hard to believe! :) Bye!

Heather said...

Bethany, I think I do know who you are, but I can not get to your sight.

Bethany said...

That's because sadly [:)] I don't have a blog. But, I have been on Mrs. Teal's blog. :) I am the "R" family who is raising Beau to become a guide dog.

Heather said...

Bethany, then I guessed right. I'm glad you left a comment and that you have been visiting. Keep coming by!

Christine said...

Time does go by fast. Enjoy this year.

Kim said...

Glad that things are going well with you and your family. College applications? Wow! We're not even to preschool yet. I can't even imagine that far off into the future. But I'm sure it will be here before I know it.

Kelli said...

I remember that feeling also with my oldest........so I had another baby. just kidding, but we did have another baby. (2nd family) hehe