I blinked and now he's driving!




It seems that way, at least. It was only yesterday that I was watching him learn to roller skate on the driveway, get excited over Mickey and Goofy at a parade at Walt Disney World, play with Legos, pretend to shave with a toy shaving set in the tub. It was only yesterday that tears were streaming down my face as he went off to his first day of school. It was only last night that we put his first tooth under the pillow for a Blockbuster gift card (yeah, times have changed since the tooth fairy visited me!), and packed his Barney suitcase for his first sleep-over. He was just learning to drive his new, red motorized jeep around the yard. Now, I see him pull out of the driveway in his own "real" car. Where has the time gone? I certainly have not gotten any older! It's not possible that I have a 16 year old and I'm on the verge of turning 40. My baby has grown up into a fine young man. He's been a great student, he's accomplished many goals he's set out to accomplish, he just made Drum Major for our school's marching band. He has shown maturity and responsibility beyond his years. I am thankful for that...but I want the cuddle bug back! I want the toddler that couldn't wait to jump on my bed early on a Saturday morning to see what new adventures the day was going to hold for us. But, I guess it's an ongoing adventure. Around each corner lies another "milestone" in his life and in mine. Happy Birthday Zack...I love you and am so proud to be your mom!

10 sweet friends had to say...:

Anonymous said...

Zack is such a good looking boy! He should see Abby now!! HA HA!

We are doing the "driving thing" too. When did we get this old???

Julie

Jennifer said...

How awesome!!! Well, maybe not to you, LOL...but what a handsome man you have there. Congrats to him.

Look at the bright side....now you've got someone to go get milk when you run out!!!

Anonymous said...

These are great pictures and I like your hair this color! :-)

RealEstateGirl said...

okay, Miss Anonymous...have you started your blog yet? I'm still waiting!

Mom Bee said...

I, too, miss that cuddly little boy who would come down stairs first thing each morning and climb up in my lap and just snuggle! I want to praise the Lord for all He has done in Zack's life. He is one special young man and I love him and miss him terribly. Praying for his safety as he begins to drive.

RealEstateGirl said...

Mom!!! I'm so glad you left a comment! Remember how he would hum along with you when you would rock him? He loves his Nana!

chrome dome said...

I have always been impressed with your unfailing love for Zack. You have given your life for his well-being. I will always admire you for that. I will be here to hold you every time he drives away. May God continue to protect him. I love you both!

Cantini #3 said...

Wow...it's so hard to believe. It seems like just yesterday we were all down at Disney riding all the rides and visiting all the characters. I still have that picture of the 3 of us with Mickey. Me you and Zack had a lot of fun. I know he thought we were pretty goofy singing all those 80's song on "Friday Night 80's" on STAR 94. Remember that??? Zack had turned out to be a fine young man...thanks to you and your prayers to God. You put him and his needs before yours everytime...no questions asked. I have always admired that. Good job, Mom. And good job Zack for making "right choices"...that is not always the easy thing to do. Miss all of you!

TOM said...

Time flies, huh??
I just want our boys to flush when they go to the bathroom!!!! Is that too much to ask???
:)

JPC88 said...

Very cool looking dude....not a "cute boy", y'all get it right!

 
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