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movable blocks of shadow

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or not."

"Chaos is a friend of mine." ~Bob Dylan

"Chaos is a friend of mine." ~Bob Dylan
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Friday, May 6, 2011

How quickly they Grow!

I got the boys' Spring school photos this week and I'm struck with how much they've grown and matured this past year.  I suppose that  since Connor turned 13 last November I shouldn't be surprised that with puberty has come maturity and changes. 

Sam is beginning to show signs of a burgeoning maturity, in some ways, also.  With the help of therapy and the right medication we are seeing longer stretches of the sweet boy that he is, at heart.  Kind, loving, bright and truly funny, it makes me smile and warms my heart to see these signs that the 'old' Sam is still there and coming to the surface.  It's been a long, challenging, frustrating and often frightening  couple of years with him emotionally and medically speaking.  His anxiety and his severe ADHD are co-existing with less anger,aggression and volatility.  There is definitely light at the end of the tunnel.  I see it every day now in that sweet smile. 

In a few weeks Sam graduates from 5th grade.  The elementary school days will be behind us.  Sam will join Connor in middle school this fall and there will be new challenges to meet.  I'm ready for summer.  It's going to be a somewhat bittersweet time.  My oldest grandson Bryan graduates from high school, Connor will enter his last year of middle school this fall and Sam is about to graduate from elementary school.  Time marches on, as it should; but, I can still see the sweet babies that they were ....only yesterday.


Kelly said...

Yikes! I glanced over and saw Mother's face as your FB badge!!

That is a wonderful photo of Connor! It's not often we see natural, smiling photos of him. I really like it! Sam always seems to be photogenic and his look great, too.

Send me an e-mail with the address I need to use for Bryan's graduation gift.

Pam said...

Mother's face was like others are doing on FB to honor their moms on Mother's Day. LOL! I'm sure it did startle you! :)

quid said...

How quickly they grow. These are great photos, and I love the "last one" of the little guys.


Algernon said...

Amazing, isn't it.

Anonymous said...

These pictures all wonderful!
And I, too could see the maturity
in Connor and Sam (and I realise
from all of what you have shared
with us how very rocky, tough and
challenging it has been during the
past few years for them).

Debby said...

They do grow quickly. I can't believe that mine are grown and gone. And that I'm a grandma...oi!