Monday, April 18, 2016

this boy!


ok. so this isn't really a 'senior picture' but I love it, and it's my blog ;-)  (Lexi took this one!)

We might have gotten a little tickled here....


How I love him!

Brandon ~ Every time I start thinking about you graduating, 
my throat constricts, my heart stops for a moment, and my eyes leak. 
I know that life is going to change around here. 
And I'm not often a big fan of change...

Very simply, 
I will miss you.

I'll miss you sharing what you've learned (aka taught yourself).
I'll miss laughing with you at your jokes.
 And my stupidity. 
(and some of your inventions. Like charging seats... ;-)

I'll miss smelling coffee at random times, 
because you've just fixed yourself a cup.
Because even though you are a 'teen', you are an adult.

Mostly, though, I'll just miss you.

You are so precious to me, Son. 
Out of all of our kids, you brought about the most change in me. 
I became a better person when I became your mom. 
Thank you.

Sometimes I feel like you got the short end of the stick 
– being in the middle, all by yourself.
And maybe you did. 
But Dad and I get a little more of you because of it. 
(and vise versa)

(I know, I know. This is supposed to be about you, not me...)

I am so pleased with the person you are. 
You are kind and patient. You're helpful. You are observant. 
You're creative, and talented. 
And everyone knows you're a good lookin' kid.
You're humble and focus on others waaay more than yourself. 
You're a hard worker, and a good learner.
You are a delight.

My prayer continues to be
that God will fill you with the knowledge of his will
through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,
so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord
and please him in every way:
bearing fruit in every good work,
growing in the knowledge of God,
being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might
so that you may have great endurance and patience. 
(Col 1:9-11)

Much love, Mom


  1.'re making me tear up here! What fantastic photos, and what en even better letter from Mom to her boy. I hope he treasures it always.
    What are his post-graduation plans?

  2. What fabulous photos - sounds as though he is the type of young man I want mine to grow into.

  3. Thanks, Gals!! He is a pretty awesome young man (if I do say so myself ;-)
    He'll be going to UA Fort Smith for an engineering degree, so he'll still be living at home (or at least sleeping here...)

  4. Oh the tears. How beautiful.xoxoxo


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