Well tonight my children had a meal with vegetables and fruit. Yep, that means Mom is back!! The last 4 meals for them has been pizza and left or pizza…LOL! As you can tell my hubby loves to cook. Tonight my children had Tex-Mex Pasta Skillet (one of Erik’s Fav), Sugar Snap Peas and Strawberries and Bananas(Tom’s Fav). They each now have a couple of clean outfits to go to school and more to get done….lots of laundry to actually get done with.
Now I am off to conquer a mongo pile of dishes. When Mom is down things go a bit off schedule.
Guess what??? My baby graduates from High School on Friday!! It is so surreal for me. I know I will cry and cry seeing him in his cap and gown. I am so proud of who he has become…and to think, I was only 17 when I gave birth to that young man and I raised him alone for the most part. He was and is such a blessing in my life. Yes, we all know having a baby at such a young age, not such a good idea, but I wouldn’t change any of it. I am so reflective on my life recently since he is graduating and I am so happy everything turned out for he and I. I don’t often talk about this part of my life, but the #1 thing I learned and makes the difference in my opinion if you are a good teen parent or not is what are you willing to give up for your child?? Josh was my #1 priority. He and I spent all our time together when I wasn’t in school/college. My parents were also very supportive but lived in a different state. But I didn’t go out party or any of that. I didn’t have others care for him except when I was in class. Yep, I don’t have great meories of friendship, etc from college, but I do of being Josh’s mom! That was my priority, I read stories and books with my little guy, went to the park and enjoyed being his Mom. I know had I not gotten pregnant with Josh when I did my life would not have been like it is. I would not have been so driven to succeed, but I was because I had to take care of him. I love him so much!!! He definitely was and is a blessing from God. (SEE WHAT I meant about sentimental…..ARGH…yep, I am crying!!! …Get used to some sappy junk. It is my first baby graduating…..)