Tuesday, May 11, 2010

In Five Days

In five days our youngest son will be handed his high school diploma.
I expect his momma is going to cry ... or maybe she has already cried enough.
Here I am writing about him and he just told me last night that he doesn't like it when I write about him. Hmmm, please don't tell!

I cannot begin to tell you how much I respect the young man my son has become.

Can I share just a few things that I love about him?

He is honest. I don't ever remember him telling a lie.

He is solid. I can depend on him to stand strong in his beliefs. He is not easily swayed by the opinions of others.

I have always been able to trust him.

He is devoted to his family and friends.

He is peaceful. He carries a peace about him at all times. It is in his nature. He avoids conflict and most of the time holds his tongue.

He has his priorities right. He has put life into an amazing perspective. I respect him for it.

He is tenderhearted and loving. He is so strong physically, but the greatest strength I see in him is gentleness. I love to see that strength displayed in a man.

He has been a delight to raise. I am proud to call him my son.

In just a few days, he will be handed his high school diploma.

I will rejoice with a magnanimous smile and tears.

Way to go, Josiah!!!

1 comment:

myletterstoemily said...

you have every right to want to share
about such a fine young man!

my youngest son returns from college

they DO come home, and it is all the
sweeter for the painful parting.