My big son came in and sat on my bed yesterday, while I was reading, and chatted to me about how he feels about leaving his current school, to start at a Senior School Academy next year. It was the first time I heard his voice waiver when discussing the impending changes in his life.
He said he is going cherish every minute of his last four days at his school this week and that his priority is to hunt down all the teachers, who have inspired him over the past eight years, and tell them what they have meant to him. I got a bit of a lump in my throat when he said that.
There’s going to be tears this week. He’d been delaying even thinking about the end of it all until his exams were finished and he had gotten his results back … but now his thoughts have turned to the big changes ahead of him.
We spent yesterday giggling over photos from the past 8 years….
…. and marvelling at how much he’d grown.
He said he has always been very proud to attend his school and grateful for the sacrifices we made to send him there.
Got 3 years out of that blazer…. just!
He embraced the opportunities presented to him…
… studied really, really hard… and received academic awards every year.
Oh that phone!… and the girls!
He applied himself to everything – 100%.
Blurry, proud Mum.
And now his hard work has lead him to the next chapter in his life.
I am so, so proud of him.
Big changes, big lessons. Good lessons. Nothing can go on forever. Nothing stays the same.
That’s why everything has to be cherished in the now.
Happy days, my beautiful boy, happy days for you, in the next chapter of your life. xx