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Facebook and High School

March 14, 2009

Facebook should probably be called “High School Reunion”.  I reluctantly started using Facebook because of the kids.  If they are going to be on it, then we are going to be on it monitoring what they are up to.  I did not expect the end result being finding old friends.

Last week I had a wonderful opportunity to get together for a mini-reunion with 6 other friends from High School.  Some I had some contact with over the years, some I had not seen since I left school.  I wish we had had more time to just sit and talk.  I could not believe all of the memories that came rushing back and all of the stupid things we did as kids.

Now I have one graduating High School in June and I just can’t wrap my head around that.  He’s 18, he’s an adult.  He’s making his decisions about his future.  How did this happen?  I know I’ve seen it all and been here to witness this transformation, but it still does not seem at all possible.  In 20 years will he sit with friends from long ago and have the same realizations.  I’m sure he will. 

His High School experience has been very different and in many ways much more stable and successful than mine.  I hope he has enjoyed the ride and looks back on it with some fondness.  But he’s the type that won’t wish for it to be different, he has constructed it to be the way that he wants and I hope that makes him happy.

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Everything Changes

November 15, 2008

I checked my voicemail this afternoon at work and found my son had left me a message.  This child who never uses a phone actually called me and left a message.  He wanted to let me know that he had been accepted to Baylor University.  I was sitting at my desk with tears and sniffles.  My baby is grown up, when did this happen?  I am so proud of everything he has accomplished.  I won’t take credit for it because he is definitely his own person and has shown much maturity and reasoning abilities. 

But I sat there for several minutes recalling bits and pieces from the past and wishing I could have some of them back.  I remember how he called himself “Baby Cory” until his sister Sara came along at 2 1/2 years.  He took to calling her “Baby Sara” and I can still hear his little voice talking to his sister.  I remember seeing him with his best friend right before they became best friends at 6 & 7 years old.  They were playing on the playground and decided to swing and held hands trying to stay together.  Or the time in 6th grade when he came home with 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and read it in a weekend!  To just last weekend when I drove 3 1/2 hours to Arlington to watch him run his last Cross Country race of his High School career in a 15 minute race.  He did a great job, beating out at least 80 other kids running to come in the top 25!

I’m very proud of him and all he has accomplished and all that he will become.  He is a remarkable kid, he will always be my baby and I’ll always be his Mother.  And that’s ok, as long as I let him fly! 

Cory before Homecoming

Cory before Homecoming