J-bird is a senior in High School this year. I had him young and was a single mom for a very long time until I met my husband in 2007. For 11 years it was just J-bird and I.
Now he’s getting ready to leave the nest and return to our hometown of NYC to attend my Alma Mater, St. John’s University. Before he goes there is so much to do and prepare for, including his final year of High School.
He’s been so busy this year with senior activities and extra curricular activities that I feel like I’ve barely spent any time with him. He was playing on the schools basketball team captain, student body President and yearbook committee. In addition to that he was a buddy to a child with a handicap and taught him to play baseball and now he’s even volunteering as a manager for a tee-ball team for the spring season.
He’s really grown up fast, far to quickly for my liking. It feels like just yesterday he was learning to walk. Where did my baby go?
For his senior yearbook pages I need to write a dedication to him. I just don’t know where to start. How am I supposed to fit in 17 beautiful years of motherhood into a couple of words? I am going to try to give it a go……fingers crossed please.
You have been my knight in shining armor since the day you were born. Watching you grow and mature through Elementary school was fun, Junior High school was adventurous and High school life changing. Seeing you get accepted into St. John’s University has been bittersweet for us.
We are so proud of everything you have accomplished and the young man you have grown up to be. You are smart, funny and kind. You light up our lives like no other. You are the brightest star in the universe. Don’t ever let anyone tell you different. Shine on, always.
We love you and will miss you so much.
Mom, Dad, Emily and Anabelle