Friday, March 1, 2013

Happy 19th Birthday Taylor

This isn't my FAVORITE pic of Taylor but it seems appropriate today. (He got this taken at the post office for his passport.) Not long from now, Taylor will be leaving, really leaving the nest for his mission. I know this because of my experience and being part of David and Adam's mission experience. When we got home, we had been away long enough to know our minds and know that we could take care of ourselves. This will be the same for Taylor. He will leave a young man and return a man. It is the way it should be.

I can't say that this doesn't tug at my heartstrings just a bit because I know that tearing those apron strings is a literal feeling. That said, I also know from experience that the choices Taylor has made so far in his life have been good, solid ones; choices that will carry him through his whole life if he stays on this path and he will be truly happy. So I am happy for him. I know I will continue to a part of his life the rest of my life as I am with my other children.

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY son! This is truly a day to celebrate!  Love, Mom

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