Following Your Dreams ....
As I reflect the times we shared while at school, it will be the surprise popping into my classroom just so he could say "HI Mom" I will miss the most. When he was in kindergarten and first grade he would tell the teacher he needed to use the bathroom and he pop his cute little red head in my doorway and say "Hi, mom. How's your day?". He would surprise me all the way through high school popping in just to say hi. On his last week of school I was thinking about how much I was going to miss him popping in and just then there he was standing in my classroom.
Who would have thought I would spend my first 13 years in education sharing it with such a wonderful young man. He has been my inspiration and I am sure he will continue to be. He plans to continue his education and small part of me is a little sad that I will not be there to share his experiences while the other part of me is so proud of him. He was accepted to the College of Engineering at Kansas State University before he even started his senior year of high school. His major will be Computer Science with a minor in Cyber Security. He also plans on working towards his masters in Computer Science.
On his last week of school he received the letter he wrote himself when he was in the 7th grade. His major goal when he was 12 was to learn how to code and program while attending college and getting a degree in computer programming. I am so happy he is following his dreams. The hardest part of watching him follow his dreams is letting him go. At least I have 8 more weeks to enjoy his sweet face before he goes off to follow his dream. I am also pretty sure when he pops in from now on just to say HI I will treasure it even more.