Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Jon is 18




Today my "baby" turns 18. And he is in Pennsylvania at college, and I am in Illinois, still trying to finish unpacking. 

I wish like crazy I could make him a cake, but even if he were at home, I haven't found my mixer. 

 All the memories and emotions that flood my soul today, on the day my youngest child officially enters adulthood, are basically uncategorizable. 

Jonathan has never given us a dull moment, although we have inflicted plenty of dull moments on him. 

He started as a tiny baby boy, and grew and grew to be 6' 4", always with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his gorgeous big, brown eyes... when he was happy, and when he was being naughty. His good nature only wavered if someone called him Buster ("My name is NOT BUSTER!") or tried to make him order food off the children's menu. 

Yesterday he started classes as a freshman at college. 

You go, Jonno! 

And God bless you, today and forever.

3 comments:

Shannon said...

this is a very fantastic line:

"Jonathan has never given us a dull moment, although we have inflicted plenty of dull moments on him."

heh, heh. T. Lurks grows up.

ruth said...

Why thank you. :)

Denise C said...

Ben freaks out every time we try to make him eat from the children's menu! HAHA! Happy birthday Jon!