It has happened….the day I’ve dreaded for some time.
I’ve become the mother of a teenager!!!!
Austin is such an amazing spirit. I don’t think I can do him justice in words. He embraces his role as the oldest child with minimal whining about the downfalls of that position. He loves and cares for his brothers.
He is smart and funny. I remember back in the first few years of his life. Most of the time it was just the two of us. He was my pal and my shadow. He seriously saved me from a very dark mind in those years. He gave me purpose and life. He will never know what an important role he has played in my life.
He is still able to make me smile even when I don’t want to. I love that he doesn’t take himself too seriously. He loves to goof off and make people laugh.
When I was younger I hated when people said, “I remember what it was like to be your age.” I didn’t believe them. However, now…oh how I remember being 13. I hope Austin comes out of this age better than I did. I think he is already fairing better than his mother did in the growing pains department. My biggest prayer for him is to find his way in life without losing sight of his faith and his value.
I pray that he finds a woman that is deserving of his awesomeness some day. I pray that she sees the unique gifts and talents he has. He is entering a new stage of his life where he going to start learning what it is to be a man. My goal has always been to raise my sons to become loving husbands and fathers. I want them to forever point to the glroy of our mighty God. I want them to lean on their faith to carry them through life. I want them to know the difference between lasting joy of life in Jesus and the momentary happiness that the world has to offer.
I have no doubt Austin will do mighty things in his life. I have no doubt that he will always strive to do what is right and good.
I will forever cherish him as my loving, amazing oldest child. But forever my baby boy.