Friday, May 21, 2010

My heart finally caught up

A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, cheerful... wait... courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, reverent.



I listened over and over as I made fish tacos last night, checking the exact wording until Christian got it perfect. All year I have been aware that he is a senior and that he is graduating. Come Sunday, he speaks at his own seminary graduation. Thursday he graduates from High School. The week after that he will be 18. I have helped with college applications and then rejoiced when he got accepted at BYU. I helped him get housing in place for the fall, we are currently making sure he can cook some basic meals. Amy took these awesome senior portraits in Salt Lake. (You can check out her photography blog here.) We've talked about budgeting and what he will have to pay for when he moves out next fall... but for some reason my heart didn't catch up with my head until last night.





























Christian came through the door after his eagle scout board of review with shouts of joy -
he'd finished his eagle - and suddenly it hit me.

He really is all those things
trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient,
cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.

He has grown up into an incredible young man...
and he will be ready to be on his own very soon.














WOW

8 comments:

MZ said...

I know what you mean. It really hasn't hit me completely yet. He sure is a great young man.

The Fifes said...

those are beautiful! Where were they taken? It's a beautiful building...

The Fifes said...

time flies, doesn't it?

Karen said...

The pictures are at in a library in SLC. I added a link to her blog if you want to ask her.

Celisa said...

Christian really is so awesome. Exciting times ahead for him!

Grandma T. said...

Time certainly flies! I remember him in his baby car seat sitting on the floor next to our table at a mother's day brunch.
I agree with all the wonderful adjectives you used for him. (And that goes for all your kids!!)

Jenn said...

It definitely still hasn't sunk in that for me that I'll be the only one living at home with Mom and Dad yet. He's always been such a prominent, solid, fun part of my life! I can't believe he's going to college already!!!

Christie said...

Great pictures, great young man, great mom . . . and cute Jenn's comment. Ah, the life of a last child.