Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I'm a little nostalgic today! My 'boy' is growing up and slowly becoming a man (well maybe not so slowly any more) and I just realized, during a conversation last night, that he will be going away to college in July next year. If all goes according to plan, he should spend four years in college and hopefully be drafted into the NFL. This means that when he leaves our home in July next year, he essentially will be leaving our home for good (obviously he'll be back for vacations and stuff while he's a college student), and begin to make his own way in life. Sola and I have invested 18 years of our lives into building his (where did the time go), and I sort of wonder how we'll handle reading all the press about him (especially the negative) knowing that this is our 'baby' who is being written about in such uncomplimentary terms.

If the truth be told though, we must learn to adapt, as it comes with the territory. Trust me, I know! As I've stated quite a few times lately, "fish bowls don't have blinds" so if you live in the public eye, you must be prepared to trip and stumble in front of people, yet get up, dust yourself off, and get right back to what you were doing. There will always be dissenters to your cause. Some more vocal than others, but their singular purpose in life is to ensure that they bring you down so as to make themselves look good. These are some of the lessons I'm learning along the way, and I take occassion of my own 'stumbles' to teach my son the most valuable lesson of falling: the need to get right back up again! Sola and I are immensely proud of Demi and his accomplishments, as indeed we are of all our kids, and so I just wanted to give a 'shout out' to my son today to let him know I'm thinking of and praying for him.


Ash said...

from a home grown american to a new one, "ya done good..." wink