you are my sonshine

Jacob Senior Pic

In a month he will be a HS graduate.

He is a born again Believer, a natural leader, calm, easy going, sincere, strong, glad-hearted, friendly.

I remember him getting into trouble as a small thing in Kindergarten or first grade because he would not.stop.humming.songs during class time.

Yesterday I was smiling all over the house as he took a long shower after school, he was singing with such gusto up there in the bathroom.

Always has music in his heart.

He is on my mind a lot lately because he is my firstborn, he is 18, he is at the end of his childhood days and about to begin the rest of his life on his own….be his own man, make his own decisions, and hopefully do his own laundry, cooking, and cleaning, too.

He and Emily are a sweet loving couple.  I wonder what the future holds for them?  They already speak of marriage.  They get along so well, it’s the best thing in the world to watch them together.  (He reads books to her!) If I find a love note on his bedside table I read it and wipe away little tears.

He is all set to attend a community college in the fall.

He still loves to talk to me and his Dad all about his experiences.  Last Friday was his Senior picnic and he had a grand time all day long….rock climbing, playing football, eating lots of food, all free “I only had to pay 20 dollars!” at a wonderful park in Connecticut.

When he talks to me I see glimpses of his baby face within the man’s.

Oh what it is to be a mother.  I never really knew.  I dare say I still have no idea how much my heart can take.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”  Proverbs 3:5-6

10 thoughts on “you are my sonshine

  1. IT’s hard to believe it’s that time already. Time sure flies. Speeds! He seems a nice young man. You have every right to be proud of him. It’s grand and hurts at the same time when these boys become men. Apart of us, yet, they really are so much more than us as they come into their own. Hope he has a great graduation. ~ lys

  2. A dear handsome son. It is wonderful to see them grow into Godly men, isn’t it?!. There will be a lot of discussions and sharing in these next years. We loved it that ours want to include us, and ask for advice, or just share exciting times. It is a blessing to have their heart, but let them become the man God created them to be. You and Rich are such great parents.

  3. You have raised such a fine young man.
    I so know how you feel…I have my first graduating this year too.
    Time sure does fly. While I am sad that so much is changing..I’m excited for him too.
    He starts college this summer and I can’t believe he’s at that point in life already!
    Jeff and I just graduated high school! You and Rich too, right? 😉

  4. I was there last year! Oh how well I understand! Keeping you close in prayer. Breathe and enjoy being a proud momma to a wonderful young man Who is a child of the Father who we can trust for his future. What a blessing!
    Congrats! Christina

  5. You always write so lovingly of all of your children that it makes me want to cry sometimes. What a special young man you have raised. Having followed your blog for years now, it’s bittersweet to see your children growing up. Maybe you need to have a few more so we can keep some babies in the house? 😛 After reading for years, I think we readers feel like we know them and think they are special, too. I hope Jacob and Emily do get married. Your blogs about them make me smile. 🙂 I wish Jacob all the best!

  6. I know… sometimes my heart just feels swollen — with tenderness and love. My children are all grown up and parents themselves, but I still feel the same furious love I felt for them when they were tiny little people asleep on my shoulder. My heart took so many pictures of their growing up years, and I can “see” them in my mind any time I want. You have raised a fine young man. There is another pair of lips to sing praises to God and another heart to serve Him because of what you and Rich have instilled, modeled, and prayed into him! I have done a lot of things, but I have to say that raising my beautiful, God- honoring daughters was the most rewarding. And… now there is the wonderful blessing of GRANDCHILDREN! I have six little treasures, so my heart is still taking pictures.

  7. What a blessing to have an eldest son such as he and he is also blessed to have such loving parents. I remember my own feelings towards my eldest son being very similar to how you feel now. He is very special to me, as all my children are. 🙂

  8. Congratulations to your graduate! I always enjoy the sweet words of praise you speak over your children. I remember when my kids were small…about every 3 months i would think “oh this is definitely my favorite age”. It became clear that each age was my “favorite”! My kids are now older (3 out of college, 1 out of high school and 1 in high school)…and I’m still finding new favorite ages! Sitting around the table with all of these young adults and seeing them grow up to be not just siblings but friends too, just makes this momma’s heart so full.

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