Wow! Happy New Year! I can't believe that it's a new year again and also that it is the year 2013! This year has been "in the future" for our family for so long, it's kind of surreal that it's actually here.
You see, back in July of 1995, when we held our tiny
baby with a head full of dark hair we could hardly imagine what he would look like and who he would become. This year, Lord willing, that little baby boy will turn eighteen and will move into manhood.
Back in the year 2000, when we had a little boy starting Kindergarten and thought about the year he would graduate, it seemed very far off to all of us. Now, Lord willing, that little boy (who is now a young man), will graduate from Hume Fogg Academic High School in May of this year.
And when we we thought about what that little boy would do in his life and where he would attend college and what career he might pursue, we could only imagine and dream. If you asked that little boy what he wanted to be when he grew up, at different times his answer would be either "a Major League Baseball player," "an NFL football player," or "a construction worker." Later on, his answer became "a professional drummer." Now, Lord willing, in August of this year, that little boy (now a young man) will attend college at either Belmont University or University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and pursue a major in music/drums.
I will try not to be too sappy or sentimental as the year progresses, but I hope you'll understand if I feel the need to share lots of memories as I ponder the significance of this year in our lives. It is going to be a very exciting and eventful year for our family!
“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 NIV