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I have not been on LJ too much lately. I have been working and that’s about it. But I had to pause and reflect on my oldest son’s turning 16. That just seems amazing. I still remember his sweet, big eyes looking at me on the day he was born. Such a little guy. Now he is 5-11 with a voice deeper than his dad’s and his own opinions about things. He has finally emerging from the doldrums of early adolescence and is friendlier. His heart condition has faded to a regular checkup and a bad memory. He is learning to drive. He has successfully completed all but one merit badge requirement on his way to being an Eagle Scout.

I am very proud of him. I am wistful yet happy for him. Happy Birthday, W.


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Sep. 25th, 2003 09:03 pm (UTC)

Happy Birthday!!!!!

And congratulations to him on his milestones. :)
Jun. 16th, 2004 10:14 am (UTC)
I don't know if you heard about this or not, since you aren't at PISD anymore. Will died of heart failure last week. It was very sudden; he had not had any symptoms for years. He always really liked you as a teacher. Thanks for that.
Jun. 16th, 2004 11:04 am (UTC)
Re: Will
I am so sorry to hear about Will. I'm on vacation in Colorado with my future in-laws and fiance, and I read about him in the Dallas Morning News. I wish I could have been there to be at his service last Friday. I really enjoyed having him as a student and getting to know him as a person. He always had a dry sense of humor and a razor wit, and was one of the best kids I have known.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. *hugs*
Jun. 16th, 2004 01:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Will
Thank you so much!
Sep. 25th, 2003 09:21 pm (UTC)
Eagle? For someone who used to be in scouts, I'm definitely impressed. I dropped out as a first class, almost star because no one in teh troop would take me seriously and I was sick of being passed up for patrol leader over people that were younger and more immature than me.
Sep. 26th, 2003 04:11 am (UTC)
AWWW, you must be proud.

I'd be relieved if I had a son and he turned out so well. I fear my theoretical kid will end up in jail or worse. I'd have a bumpersticker that said, "My son tried to sell crack to your honor student." heh...
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