Senioritis: Spring in the City
My son was always quiet. He ran cross country and played the saxophone, and planned to do so in high school. Before freshman year started, he met this kid. This kid tapped into my son's young mind and opened it up a little. He encouraged my son to join choir and later audition for the spring musical. My husband and I scratched our heads. Our quiet, behind the scenes kid was going to try out for a play? Like, to be on stage? Yup. He did.
This blog post isn't about my son. It's about this cool kid who's preparing to graduate from high school and start his collegiate career at U of M in August. There comes a point in adolescence when peers have more influence than parents. I never could have convinced my son to do what this senior did. He taught my son about surrounding himself with a great group of friends and trying new things.
It was a privilege to snap up this senior and get to spend a beautiful spring evening with him. I asked about his future plans and what he'll miss most about high school. It was insightful and affirming. He's got a bright future ahead of him. I remain thankful for his positive influence in my family's life. It is critical to recognize the impact one person can make. The ripple effect pulses onward. With such influence, comes great responsibility. Use it wisely.
Lidija did an amazing job of capturing the essence of who my son is in her photos and her blog post.
A beautiful memento.
Heartfelt thanks, L!
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