Wednesday, March 23, 2011

He Passed!


I knew this day was coming, I knew I'd feel like this when it did. That "scared of the unknown" kind of feeling. GRANDson Jackson passed his drivers test today and he's going to be on the road very soon in that antique Volvo he bought {with his own money} very proud of that! It just came too soon, I'm not finished baking pancakes with him. When he was 5, he'd spend the night and we'd make chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast. He'd pull a chair up to the counter, measure the flour and crack the eggs. But somehow he's grown up despite the fact that I want him to stay little. Just this past year he's got a job, bought a car and next year he will graduate high school. Nothing I say or do is going to stop time. His parents have done a good job with him, and if you talked to them they would tell you they aren't finished yet! He's grown up a lot in the past year, I can see from a distance that he's learning from his mistakes and has a plan for the future. But for today, it's all about celebrating this big step toward adulthood...  

10 comments:

  1. That first solo drive is so scary. My kids are 20,21,22. I have been scared ever since the oldest turned 16.LOL Handsome boy by the way!!

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  2. I know just how you feel. I said a LOT of prayers on behalf of JC when he first started driving by himself. I have only in the past year or so gotten so I don't worry about him if he's later getting home than I think he should. And he's just turned 21.

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  3. Congratulations to that handsome young man of yours! I can see why you're so proud of him. Side note: our 16 1/2 yr old grandson still comes by occasionally for chocolate chip pancakes. He tells his mom she just doesn't make them like his Granny does.

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  4. thanks for the blog momma. it made me teary!

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  5. Congratulations to Jackson! No matter how hard we try, time still marches on!

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  6. This granny's heart delights in your ability to spend this kind of time with your grandson. My grandchildren live thousands of miles away from me and the phone calls and facebook posted pictures are a sad substitute for being active in their lives. Really hoping a visit to see them will happen soon.... thanks for dropping my my blog!

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  7. I need to keep track of you better..have missed you and your cute clog! Come say hi sometime :D

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  8. I've been there and it's so scary, Joycee!!! He'll be fine...:)JP

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  9. okay...I had to leave a comment...first off you go by Granny? My daughter started calling me thing before my 1st grandson arrived...so, I am 'granny' too!!! Secondly, that grandson's name is Jackson!! I now have a grandson from my other daughter so I have a 2 yr old (Jackson) and a 9 month old grandson who both call me granny. :)
    I loved your post...time just won't stop will it? Congrats to your Jackson.

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  10. Our Granddaughter will turn 16 this month! It is scary how fast the time goes by.

    When mine are here, though, it is beignets, instead of pancakes they request.

    You are lucky they live near. I don't see ours nearly enough.

    He is a good looking young man and I wish him all the best!

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