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Watercolor Ponies

Trey started his senior year today. I am not sitting here with tears or anything – just reflecting on the last twelve years and how quickly time flies. It is so hard to believe that he is going to graduate this year. Naturally, we are not the first parents to consider this. It is all in the cycle of life. But as many of you know, theory is one thing but experience is the thing. I have prayed for him for so many years and soon must let him go and have faith that what he has learned from us will guide him. That takes faith on both of our parts. He has turned out to be a great young man. He is thoughtful and sensitive – always standing up for the other guy. He has a great sense of justice. My strange humor has rubbed off on him. We both just sit and laugh about things. He has a strange quirkiness. He is a great guy.

The song Watercolor Ponies talks about those sometimes indistinguishable works of art on your refrigerator. It sums my feelings, I guess.

Baby, what will we do when it comes back to me and you?
They look a little less like little boys every day.
The pleasures of watching the children growing
is mixed with the bitter cup of knowing
the watercolor ponies will one day ride away.

This is going to be a great year. Graduation is on May 28, 2009. Just 274 days away.

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  1. August 27, 2008 at 8:53 am

    You and Rhonda have done an absolutely awesome job with Trey. He is a young man to be very proud of. He quite obviously walks in the light of the Lord and is one of the best young men I have ever met.
    Having been through this year with 3 already it really is a transition for all involved, but enjoy it because it is one of the best experiences of life.
    You will pray always naturally but trust that you have done well, even when those times come that you think you haven’t.
    And, yes, his sense of humor is one of the special things about him.
    Be proud and happy, you have done well.

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