Where did the summer go?
That is the question me and my kids have been asking over and over in the final days before school started back up again. I am amazed at how fast it goes, and here we are again, starting a new school year. Another reminder that my kiddos are getting bigger,
and Gabe and I are getting older.
Noah Spencer Griffith
School: Entheos Academy
Teacher: Mr. Kent
Shoe Size: 8 in men's (yes...you read that right!)
Wants to be when he grows up: Movie Director, Producer and Creator
(** note- Noah actually started school last Wednesday, but I thought since Addie started school today, I would combine the two of them)
I do not know how many eye rolls I get the morning of the first day of school,
but I assure you, it is a lot.
They seem so much older to me on the first day of school.
Even more so than the last day of summer break.
When I picked Noah up that day and listened to the excitement of him explaining his first day of school, I became overwhelmed with emotion. I felt so lucky to be sharing that moment in time with him. He is such a miracle, a fighter, and I feel honored to be his mother.
There is not a moment every single day that it crosses my mind how lucky we are to have Noah.
I feel like I always have to explain after saying something like that.....yes, I feel honored to be a mother, period. All three of my children are remarkable
and make me a better person everyday.
But there were moments in Noah's life where I dropped to my knees and begged, pleaded, screamed and cried to whatever greater power exists in this world to give him a chance.
Now...after that little rant.... I introduce to you.....(drum roll again)......
Adison Gabrielle Griffith
School: Copper Hills High School
Subject most looking forward to: Peer tutoring and ASL
Shoe Size: 9
Wants to be when she grows up: Special Ed Teacher,
specializing in Autism and Down Syndrome children
(what parent couldn't be proud of THAT!!)
Isn't she perfect? I just can not believe where the time has gone. She is just two years away from going to college, and I swear to god she was just born.
Her age also brings a lot of memories of her birth to light.
See, it was at the end of my Junior year in High School when Gabe and I had Adison.
Talk about a scary time in life.
Each one of my kids have taught an important lesson in life, and I hope one day, Addie will be able to understand how grateful I am for the lesson of pure love and selflessness she gave me.
There is so much I want for her future, becoming a young mother is not one of them.
But, for me, she must know, that I never truly knew what love was,
until the day she was born.
Wow, I am waaaay too emotional today....sorry about that!
But I am so grateful for the chance to call these
silly creatures 'My Kids'