August 30, 2007

The Clock is Ticking

Wow, time is going fast. Our son leaves for college in only three days. Today is his 18th birthday. It seems like only yesterday he was a baby. A lot has changed since then besides the obvious. Our baby boy had to have been one of the worst sleepers in the history of babies.

Picture a new mother having gone through 24 hours of labor and needing assistance to deliver the child. All is wonderful with the world - we have a precious new baby, a gift from God. We bring him home from the hospital after a three day stay. I am semi rested having taken advantage of the now almost non-existent practice of being able to take the baby to the nursery so I can rest. We arrive at home and our precious little bundle sleeps that night for five straight hours. Of course I didn't sleep. What a mistake on my part. With the exception of a few nights here and there, this child did not sleep through the night until he was seven. That's seven years, not seven months. And naps - well some one must have told him that naps were for sissies because he didn't take those either. No, this beautiful baby never slept more that 7 or 8 hours in a 24 hour period and usually no longer than an hour and a half at a time.

Now, as he had officially become an adult, he sleeps almost eight hours each night. Too little, too late!

But, he is our pride and joy. A young man who is polite (well most of the time), hard working (except when it comes to cleaning his room)and has a plan for the future - undergraduate degree in business then a law degree.

And now, we are preparing to send him off into the world to earn his degree and enjoy his college experience. We love you J and we wish you all the best.

Oh, and Happy Birthday too!

2 comments:

Esther said...

He must be a quite a son! Happy birthday to your dear son.

Barb, sfo said...

Happy birthday to your son! I know it will be a bittersweet moment when he is off to school on his own. With prayers for you and your husband as you enter this new time in your lives, and for your son as he embarks on his great adventure!