Sunday, May 31, 2009

Confirmation Sunday

Today was a big day for my baby. He took a step towards manhood and was confirmed. I don't make it a secret that I believe everyone should have the right to choose their own religion and path in life. Mine isn't one many can take, but I couldn't take many other paths. I send my children to church with my parents and they have each decided to go through the classes and be confirmed. Today, it was Trevor's turn. I grew up in that church and also was confirmed there, so hearing the familiar words and seeing him receive his Bible and certificate brought back sweet memories. I didn't cry until he brought me back a red rose. The Pastor stopped by my pew before church started and asked me if I was ready for this. Sure, why not? Then he reminded me that this was my baby. In my head, I knew that, but my heart wasn't and still isn't ready to admit he's grown up that much already.

I was so proud of him standing up there in front of the congregation. Yeah, he had his hair in his eyes, but that's his choice. I try not to force him to do things when they really don't matter. Looks to me are completely unimportant. He had on clean clothes (even a TIE!!!), so that was good enough for me.

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Blogger fishing guy said...

Gretchen: Neat story and a wonderful photo of you two.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

What a big heart you have, to understand that your kids don't have to be a carbon copy of you and to allow them to choose their own path. I hope I'm able to do that with my kids: guide them on their way, but also let them decide for themselves.
And you look so good together!

3:58 PM  
Blogger Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Gretchen! What a handsome grounded son you have. I've always believe that parents should let their children be who they are. Not what the parents want them to be. You and your husband have done good. Lisa

5:23 PM  
Blogger Kenia Cris said...

You have a beautiful son and it's always wonderful when children grow up to become honest adults, isn't it? I have no children yet, but I really hope mine will choose their ways as wisely as yours did. Love, Kenia

7:21 PM  
Blogger Faye Pekas said...

Your "baby" is a nice looking young man. Nothing wrong with his hair. I agree that this is a big step in anyone's life. Kudo's to you for allowing him to make the decision.

12:17 AM  
Blogger Reader Wil said...

That's great Gretchen! Congratulations to your son. Pentecost is the right time to be confirmed. It's the feast of the first fruit and the firstlings of everything. It's a great step for your son. Your photo is lovely. Have a great Whitmonday!

3:41 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

You've got a handsome son there and his hair is just fine. I remember many a time trying to get mine to visit a barber but after a while stopped and realized what's important is how he is inside. The hair will take care of itself soon enough, the girl will come along and all of a sudden he will be getting a hair cut and taking note of his own appearance, which is what happened in my house anyhow. A very special post, I enjoyed reading it. Congratulations!

4:27 PM  

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