I have no idea how 17 1/2 years zipped by. It seems like yesterday that this young man came into my life.
He was born a few weeks early (four to be as exact as one can be with guestimating birth dates); definitely a "preemie" weighing in at 4 lbs. when he came home. So little!!
Now, he towers over both of us at 6' 2" and about 165 lbs.! Geez.
At four years old, they can be quite silly as this photo is testimony to! At 17, they can be quite grumpy!
I have so many mixed emotions that run through me in regards to this young man who is at the doorstep of 'adulthood'. I can only hope that he's learned some good things from me and that he is about as prepared as any young adult can be for that big old world out there.