Monday, March 2, 2009

Military Ball 2009

This is Zach's second Military Ball and I love seeing him all dressed up and ready to go but I have to admit that I feel a little sad because I know his time here with us is coming to an end! We have taught him and he will soon be on his own in this big bad world! It is times like this that make me question my parenting of him!

Did I do enough? Did I give him the foundation he needs to be a good citizen of the world? Can he succeed in life with what I have taught him? Will he be able to survive on his own without us to care for him and who will love him when we are gone from this world?

These are all things that I ponder as he edges closer to graduation day! OK, so he has two more years to go but I know that it will fly by in the blink of an eye! Time waits for no man (or woman) it marches on even if we don't want it to!
I need to learn to let go but I think that it is always hard for a mom to let her first born fly from the nest! Maybe it's just me, I don't know! I will stop whining now!


~Jamie said...

He looks so handsome! I struggle with the same fears too. Although I still have 4.5 years before graduation. Like you said time flies!

Anonymous said...

The fact that you're asking yourself those questions tells me that you've done the very best job possible!

It's very, very hard to let them leave the nest but if they're ready, we know we did something right.

Veronica Lee said...

What a strapping young man! You did good, Jo!!

Tammy said...

It is hard when they get older and are ready to leave the nest. I have a 19 year old that I can't see when he will fly away. We have been looking at colleges for my 17 year old and that really makes me sad. I can see him leaving and I just want to cry. My Hubby on the other hand is dancing.

Lin said...

Wow. What a nice young man! You must be so very proud.

I ask myself those same questions everyday--did I do right by him? Isn't it hard to be a mom?! I worry so and I dread the day he'll leave. I cling to each day tighter and tighter it seems. Although I'll be happy that he is grown and ready to leave, I will miss him.

I am Harriet said...

Oh my.....great pics Jo!
My son would never ever do this for me. :)

Tammy said...

I just wanted to add how handsome Zach looks! He looks very handsome in his uniform.

RoNald said...

Hello There!I came from Philippines. I have read your post here. You should be proud that you have been a mother to this cool guy. Great Job!

Tim said...

Wow Jo Jo that was so touching. I know that because you are such a great mom he is indeed ready. You will always feat he might not be because thats what mothers do. They worry.

Love and Prayers,


Unknown said...

I know exactly what you mean. It's an exciting and thought-provoking time.


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