Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I have a senior...


{Ryan - 18 - from our vacation}

A new school year is upon us and it is hard to believe that it is Ryan's senior year. Time is flying by.  I find myself with thoughts of next summer when we'll be backing up to take him off to college.  A wide arrange of emotions go through my head, excitement, sadness, pride, nerves and most of all love.  I'm proud of the young man he is and will be.  Excited for what the future holds for him.  Encouraging him to cherish today as he looks forward to tomorrow.  So...to send him off to the start of his senior year (this week he starts his final year of show choir and is a senior leader for the freshman orientation), I wanted to make a card for him; encouraging him to be plan ahead, enjoy each day, cherish it, work hard and never forget the value of family.  Most of all...a message that will always be the same no matter what stage of life:  my love for him. Be you...dream big...my beautiful boy.

So here's his card; being entered over in the One Layer Simplicity Challenge.



{Ryan and I from our vacation...love his smile}


18 comments:

sandie said...

wonderful words and fab you masked diagonal x

Happy Dance said...

They grow up so fast. And being the parent that you are, he's growing up right. Be confident mommy. He'll do just fine! And speaking of "fine," that's exactly what your card is...really fine. He'll love it, and the wonderful message it conveys. Congrats to Ryan on the start of his senior year, and to you for raising a fine young man! Bev

Ardyth said...

What a lovely post - they grow up so darn fast, but as you say, it's exciting, challenging and wonderful to relearn the world through their eyes! Thanks for joining us at OLS!

Kristie Goulet said...

Such a lovely post and I found myself tearing up as I was reading through it as I have a senior this year too. Times flies, doesn't it?! LOVE your card!!!

~amy~ said...

gah, my eyes are all welled up Lynn! Such a handsome guy and I know he'll make you guys proud. What an awesome card!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful photos & card, Lynn!
Time flies, doesn't it? My oldest will be starting Grade 11 in September. Crazy....

Sue Lelli said...

What a BEAUTIFUL post, Lynn, and a terrific son to be so PROUD of! I LOVE your card and your thoughts. Enjoy this Senior year - it will fly by!

Barb said...

I totally understand those mixed emotions, Lynn! He has your love and all that you've taught him to be successful and happy in his life. He is so handsome too! Hope this last year of high school goes really slow for you! (((HUG)))

I Card Everyone said...

You've brought me screaming back to my own wonderful, only, 'baby boy' Lynn... tissue time - wonderful message, wonderful card..
=] Michele

Lisa said...

Beautiful post Lynn and I love both photos!! Terrific card fro him too!!

Melissa said...

Aww...your post touches my heart, Lynn. As DD turns 2, I've been realizing how old that makes our oldest and just how quickly our children are growing up! Love your photos and your card is perfect for your son!

Bobby said...

I can see where Ryan gets his good looks, Lynn. Love both your smiles. Love your card, too. Perfect for a show choir boy - er man. ;)

Jinny Newlin said...

Beautiful tribute, Mom! I'm sure he'll treasure it always. Enjoy this year, and treasure each moment!

Marisa said...

My daughter is going to be a senior this year as well and I can't believe it!! My baby is growing up so quickly!! Great card with the perfect sentiment :) Cheers to a fabulous senior year for both of them!

Deepti said...

Beautiful words :)

Michelle said...

Aww! This makes me all emotional - for you, and for me (in anticipation)! 18 and in senior year, adulthood and the rest of his life ahead of him! My eldest is about to turn 13. She will turn 18 at the end of her senior year. Time flies by so quickly, it's so important to cherish these moments. I love Ryan's smile, too!

Anita in France said...

Lovely post and such wonderful photo's, Lynn ... and such a gorgeous card ... I'm sure Ryan will love it! Anita :)

Joyce said...

What a sweet post. Enjoy this special year with your gorgeous son.