Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My graduate, my son

Congratulations Emmanuel!

My son graduates from High School tonight. If you’ve read this blog you know the ride has been anything but smooth. We’ve had our ups and downs with him and worried many nights, which way he would go. He turns 18 in just a few days as well. When I look back I had him at 18 years old! When I turned 18 I was focusing on getting things ready for a baby and I was facing the reality that I needed to grow up quickly! He on the other hand is looking at his life without the urgency to grow up. I’m thankful for that, I’m glad his experience is exactly what it should be. He has the freedom to ponder his options and enjoy this new chapter in life. I’m looking forward to it as well. I’m preparing for this evening with balloons, banners, and food. On the inside though, I’m taking in the moment and sighing with relief that we are here today. That he is going to have his name called, walk down and receive his diploma. It is a family accomplishment as well; keeping him focused when he did want to flake out was no easy feat. We arrive here in this time with him because we journeyed and labored with him.  I thank God for giving us the strength and endurance to get to this place.

Dedicated to Emmanuel Eli Hernandez a.k.a my brown boy 

My graduate, my son

Yesterday you were a baby
Yesterday you were one
Yesterday has come and gone
You were my little son

Today is almost finished
Today is almost done
Today you are my graduate
A young man , still my son

Tomorrow you may have new endeavors
Tomorrow who knows what comes
Tomorrow seems so far away
Yet, you will always be my son

*participating in the Pour out Your Heart Wednesday, you can read other stories here as well!

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