My son told me the other day that because it was his official 🎂 HALF BIRTHDAY 🎁 that he is no longer restricted on the hours he can legally drive. Silly beautiful boy, I reminded him parents are above the law.
I then started processing, WOW, my dear little Oggy Doggy is 16 1/2 now. How did that happen? My perfect, funny, endearing little fellow is growing up!! And 🏡 🚘 preparing to leave my nest. ☹️ Jack (my sweet, little Oggy 🐶 Doggy) is a junior in high school this year. Oh my goodness!!
He’s narrowed his life career path to flight!!! We thought about a flight school to get his ratings, the path of college and then Air Force, and then of course the Air Force Academy.
A few weeks ago my husband took Jack to Colorado Springs, Colorado to visit the Air Force Academy. There was a tour, question and answer sessions and meeting and talking to cadets — all in an effort to see what that life might be like. Jack loved it! My husband loved it for Jack but made it very clear that it’s no easy feat to get in to the Air Force Academy. Much thinking and work to do.
Then as a Varsity upper-class men this year (11th grade) he earned one of the TEAM CAPTAIN positions. Jack has played competitively on club soccer teams for years. He has dedicated himself to practices 3-5 nights per week, traveled on weekends for games, invitationals and tournaments and honed in on skills. To Jack being Team Captain is an honor!
While we could not be prouder of this child I have to tell you that my sweet, little Oggy Doggy also thinks that he (and the boys) are quite COOL 😎!!!
So, to the beauty of youth. It’s good to think your awesome — life is hard and it will ebb and flow. When times get difficult, and they will, my boy can always remember back to high school fun and success. Until then LIFE IS FULL OF NEW ADVENTURES, FUN and FUTURE HOPES AND DREAMS!! Life is good!