I never thought this day would come. As a parent, you often don’t realize how fast the time goes by. For some reason, I must have put it in the back of my mind. I must have convinced myself that Josh would be a little boy forever, but now the time has slipped through my fingers.
I know that he is a man, but part of me wants to bring him back to that seven year old boy. I want more time…I want to do some things over. I want to relive some more moments. I want to spend more time with him. But, it is too late. His graduation to the next part of his life is upon us. Today, he turns the page to official adulthood.
Sonya and I are truly blessed to have a son such as him. While I wasted my teenage years on trivial, frivilous things. I lived my life for myself, not concerned about the difference I could make in life. Yet, this son of mine, has impacted a high school. He became a leader among his peers instead of caving into the peer pressures.
I’m thankful for all that Josh has accomplished:
- Executive Vice President of the Student Council
- Inducted into the National Honor Society
- Graduating with Honors
- Maintained a 3.85 GPA
- Received a couple scholarships
- Founded and led G.O.T. (God ON Thursdays) – a student led Bible Study group
- Influenced kids in more ways than he will know on this side of heaven.
Josh has not only excelled in school, but also in church life as well. He gets to the church every Sunday at 6:30am and Wednesdays at 4:30pm and prepares for the services. He makes coffee, makes sure everything is ready to go when people arrive. In essence, he serves behind the scenes so that it relieves the pressures from his dad, the pastor. Often, I have taken for granted his serving me, but today I am overwhelmed with thankfulness.
Josh has been called by God to serve in ministry. Not because his dad is a pastor but because He believes God has called him to that. With Josh’s drive and ability to learn, he could be very successful in business. He could make a lot of money, yet, he has chosen a path that doesn’t always earn great earthly reward. He has chosen the life that stores up treasures in heaven.
Today is the beginning of a new journey in Josh’s life. I am proud that he is my son. I am pleased with the man he has become.
DISCLAIMER: Its not often that I use this blog as an avenue to brag on the accomplishments of my kids. I don’t want to be one of “those” parents However, its his day. Bragging is in order!