Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Soon to be "J" 16

My boy, my boy...he's growing up. No...I don't like it, not one bit. The blessing in it all is he's still a Mama's boy and I will forever be thankful for that. Not the kind of Mama's boy like wimpy and pitiful, but the kind that always cares how I'm feeling, always wants to help me out no matter what I'm doing, shares his plans and concerns, whose honest and just plain fun to be with (even if it's just me, mom)! This last Saturday was his first homecoming and he was so handsome (just a tad nervous), but so excited! We all were...and in the end he had a blast! I'm so happy for him. To some, I know such a insignificant little event shouldn't get the Watts household in such a tizzy, but in our world this was something to celebrate. Our "J" 16 has had some trials and tribulations when it came to potential friends, high school, the world that teenagers live in, especially the traditional public school system. He's attended an alternative school for the last 2 years that's helped him grow in a lot of ways. Through past events he's learned to guard himself when it comes to kids his own age, he never lets too many people close to him, unless they're adults and he realizes he can trust them. In teenager land, you never really know who you can trust, right? Even then, your let down quite a bit. However, this past summer he decided after time away from family, vacationing like a professional traveler, he wanted to attend traditional High School...

Blew me away...completely. Had no ideal this would ever come up again. I discussed it with him intently, tried to talk him out of it, not wanting him to suffer anymore than he already has. It didn't work, his mind was made up and he wanted to enroll. So...that's what happened...

Best decision ever...he's having a great time, he's grown up a lot, matured and is really enjoying the new found freedom of teenager land. Thank you God for your direction and encouragement...you always lead us in the right direction. The only problem is if we decide to go our own way...

Here are some pictures of our handsome son







2 comments:

Amber Rose said...

So sad to see him growing up..but soo sweet at the same time!!:)

tinkerverve said...

...and what a handsome guy he is. I'm so, so glad to hear that this has been a surprisingly great year for your #1 J.