Thursday, June 21, 2012


Easy rider
Today our youngest graduated from Elementary School to attend Jr./Sr. High School in September! 
Perhaps a small step compared to the graduation from High School or College, but a huge step for these kids, who have made it over the threshold of childhood into youth.We have seen it this last year, the sudden change of voice and height, the unexpected manners, the growing need for independence and more freedom to spend time (and money) on his own. Not that we haven't had the chance of experiencing it before, he after all is the youngest of four. But to see each of our children stepping in their own time out of childhood is something, we every time enjoy and fear in somewhat equal measure.
Knowing that this is only the beginning of even greater changes, it gives us again a moment to reflect and to trust, that also this, often still willful, untamed, yet so sweet boy will find his way into responsible young adulthood.

A soccer player

A team player with great motivation

He is on the right path, I can see this. Only yesterday he pointed out to me, he needs to read 3 chapters daily of the first required reading book, to finish it  before camp starts, so he has enough time to go through the other two books before vacation is over. After asking him about it, he explained, 'I want to start the new school year the right way. Being prepared.' These were his exact words and to be truthful I have never heard him speak up like that before. Of course he was most all the time prepared in all his years in Elementary School, one just did one's home work, but the awareness and foresight, two months ahead made me think of his growing up.
I am proud of my baby (Don't tell him I said this), for now I can see the light at the end of the parental tunnel.... (LOL)

Well, of course it has been a wonderful journey so far and we both enjoy seeing our kids slowly moving truly into their own lifes. It is moving and often we feel it has all happen too fast, but time goes on and so will we. We are ready to share the ride!

We wish him a wonderful, fruitful and exhilarating time at the Jr./Sr. High School. A new world opens up!

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  1. Congratulations!!!
    Here's to a wonderful summer!

  2. Excellent! It is incredible when we think of the steps to become an adult. If we only knew how hard we worked to get where we are....then we might do things differently right. We might spend more time in our childhood and not rush but I think that the universe is an amazing place - providing curiosity for great minds and bodies.
    You all look so proud of your sweet boy and all his hard work on and off the field.
    Enjoy these moments. Each day is indeed a gift and to be celebrated!!! Woo Woo!!!

  3. Congrats to your fine young man! I love his attitude and work did good!
    I hope next year is an exciting transition.

  4. Thank you, Pamela! Wishing you and all the very same!
    Patricia, Thank you too. You know how it feels! You surely are proud of your great sons and daughter, knowing how hard they work and how determent they are. Well, the apples do not fall far from the stem....

  5. My dear Victoria,

    Many congrautlations on your son's graduation. This was a landmark moment in your life as well as in his life which you will never forget. We tend to think the children that they will be children forever. But within a blink of an eye, they become a young adult - a whole person with his or her own goals and dreams. But it is always nice to have someone who looks out for you no matter how old you are. Yes it will be a very proud moment for you all. Life passes by in a flash and one day we may be able to figure out how it all went so fast. A proud mum, indeed!!!! Best wishes, ASD

  6. Liebe Frau,
    Thank you, I hope so, he a good kid!
    Dear ASD, I am so glad you could stop by! I can't believe how fast these years have passed, soon they will all be out of the nest! And you are right: We will always look out for them!


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