My does time fly by so fast. It seems like just yesterday my baby boy was heading to junior high, and now he is high school bound. He is also turning 14 tomorrow and I just can’t believe it. These past few weeks have been a little hard and I’ve been on an emotional roller coaster. I’m extremely happy and proud of him, but it also makes me sad to see my baby growing up so fast. I mean where has the time gone? He was just a curious toddler, running around and getting into everything, I mean everything lol. Now he’s 6 feet tall with a mustache shadow, and heading to high school. I’m so not ready.
The pre-teen years are over and my boy is now a full grown teen, a young black man. He will be traveling further from home and spending more time out in the mean NYC streets without me. This makes me so nervous. I say a prayer for him every single day when he leaves the house, asking God to protect and guide him, and bring him home safely. To keep him out of trouble. We do our best to be great parents and to raise our children well, all while hoping they are listening when we talk, and following our instruction. As I was once a teen myself, I know that this is not always the case. High School is an entirely new ball game. New friends, peer pressure, and more responsibility. You start feeling yourself a bit and think you know everything. But…
My boy is bright, charismatic, has a good head on his shoulders and is overall a great kid. I have faith that through all of the trials and tribulations of high school, he will remain a great kid, and grow up to be a great man. I will continue to give my all, and continue to guide him and push him to do his very best. For now, we celebrate.
Congratulations baby. Mommy is very proud of you. High School, here we come!