Thursday, February 4, 2010
Is it possible?
Winston Knox Pittman is 18 today. Sometimes these hallmark birthdays make me melancholy as I think of how quickly the time has gone - but I've found a cure for that.
I just close my eyes for a minute and envision myself getting older (actually, I could keep my eyes open for this part - and just look in the mirror), then I imagine my children gathered around my aging self.....But they aren't any older. They continue to be young, energetic, inquisitive, appropriately independent, .....and Still Living With Me.
So having my babies turn into "adults" (and anyone with an 18 year old can surely attest to the validity of those quotation marks!) .... "It's a good thing." (that saying comes from possibly the one woman least likely to understand what my life is like - - - - -Which would be Martha Stewart, in case I have any male readers...)
I blogged on his 17th birthday.
Read what I think about my guy, here. (It's a great reminder of a big God who works His wonders in mere men.) In looking at those pictures from last year I notice he hasn't changed much physically. But big changes are happening on the inside.
He's about to earn his Eagle Scout.
He's seriously praying about joining the Army.
His Dad is looking on Craig's List for some kind of vehicle for him (to share with his soon-to-be-18 sister......par for the course in a big family.)
He's reading Spiritual Disciplines of the Godly Man... for the second time.
And the big mark of maturity around here...He rarely needs reminding to put deodorant on in the morning.
Next thing you know he'll be putting his dirty laundry in the hamper.
Happy Birthday, Winston! I'm so glad you're my son.