Where do I begin? It seems so long ago that we brought you home from the hospital. Yet, it is hard to believe how quickly this day has come. It is hard to connect that small, little boy to the man that you have become.
I weep and rejoice at the same time.
I think of all the stages that you went through--your love of dinosaurs, your disdain for Barney, your love of lizards, especially of African fat-tail geckos, your love of nature, flowers, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, native plants, photography, music, guitar.....and of course, computers.
I am amazed at all the many talents that God has blessed you with.
I see so many things that I should have taught you and didn't. I see my failures as a mother and yet, God's kindness in spite of those failures.........and I am humbled by God's goodness in giving us you.
No one can convey just how motherhood tears you apart -- how it can take you through all the emotions of joy, sorrow, fear, love.....at the same time.
So I am here, at this time in my life, weeping and rejoicing at the same time. Missing that little boy that I could hold and rejoicing for the young man God has molded you into.
One day, if the Lord tarries and you have children of your own, you will understand how much mom loves you and understand my heart on this day of days.
Congratulations son on your college graduation.