Saturday, May 26, 2007

Dustin's Graduation


Today was Dustin's graduation. I can't believe my baby (actually my firstborn, however still in my eyes my little baby) has come to this point in his life. It's amazing to me. It seems like yesterday I was just putting him on the school bus for the first time. I remember laying beside his bed the night before he started school, just crying. Now, he's a graduate. He drives everywhere on his own. (that still scares me to death) It is a hard adjustment for me, quite honestly but I am managing. I told Lisa today that I think she and I should write a book about how to navigate this particular stage. She said..."that is, if we survive it..." I say we should write a book because I don't know anybody who has written specifically about some of the things we are dealing with and I'd really like some resources.



After the graduation we went to Olive Garden. The Currie's came as well as the Mackley's, Ashley and Pastor Matt.

When we got home from Olive Garden Dustin came home and went straight to sleep. He is so tired. He had a real late night. Last night he had organized a benefit for Oasis, and it was six bands who came to do a concert. He has been calling these bands for months now, negotiating for them to come and do this benefit. One came all the way from Palm Coast. After cleaning up and putting stuff back in place they got home at 3 am. I thought the concert was a great success. I am proud of all the work he put into it. None of the bands are my type (ska, screamo, etc.) but I know all the work that went into it and I'm so delighted with the results. You could tell these kids were having a great time.

I am so proud of Dustin and just thank the Lord despite a ton of mistakes I've made, he's turned out to be a wonderful boy.

My greatest concern is, he's the kind of guy who can really be taken advantage of by girls. This is on the top of my prayer list. And I'm taking lots of notes in case I really do write a book on this someday. :-)

Pictured in this last pic are Dustin and Bobby...his friend and one of our other "sons" we claim as our own. The other night at the party we had for Dustin, both Laura and Bobby talked about not only how much Dustin's friendship means to them but the fact that he brought them to the Lord and to church. (I had a few of his friends give little speeches. They were so touching.) I am so proud of Dustin for his consistent witness. When Larry got up and talked, he spoke of the fact that Dustin gave his heart to the Lord and 2 and 1/2 years old and has never turned aside from the Lord. He is such a God-loving young man and we are so very proud of him in so many ways. (Have I said that already?) :-)

No matter how old he gets or how many milestones come in his life he will always be Momma's Chocki Woki.

1 comment:

Leanne said...

As a children's pastor, I can tell you all his former CP's, Sunday School Teachers, etc. are bursting with pride, too :o). I know I love hearing about one of "my" kids who graduates and is still serving God!