My son Michael (the 4th of our four kids) is almost a college student! Yesterday he came home from school with his graduation cap & gown and his graduation announcements in hand. So my wife and I ooh'd and ahh'd over those things, remembering how exciting the final weeks of high school were for us (many years ago!).
And then today I went out with Michael to help him shop for his combination birthday/graduation present...a laptop computer. He needs one for FSU next fall. We got a good deal on a Gateway notebook at Best Buy.
When he walked out of the store with his new laptop, I thought - "It's really true...my little boy is a man and he's about to leave home for college!!"
I am so proud of Michael. He has been a leader at school and church, and a delight to have in our family. He is talented, sensitive, serious about his faith but able to be really funny and have a good time. One of the many things I admire about him is his ability to relate to all types of people. He knows how to be a witness for Christ without being exclusive and intimidated by people who are different from him. He and I have several things in common: we are both introverted, we like a lot of the same classic rock bands, and we laugh at most of the same things. We both also really like pot roast.
Way to go, Michael!