Thursday, November 15, 2012

Oh, and by the way, my Ryan turned 17 last month



Well, I've been meaning to post this one for a little while now.  My oldest is on the brink of adulthood.  It's so bittersweet.  I am happy--really, but I'm a little sad, too.  I could so hang on forever.  I'm so proud of the man he's becoming.  One of my friends (since the 3rd grade!) asked me the other day what Ryan's plans were for after High School.  I wrote back, "Ummm...Ryan's never leaving home."  I even forwarded her part of the song that I'm putting down below. Teehee, yes I'll let him go and I'll be his biggest fan, but I sometimes wish we could just freeze time. This letting go thing is so much harder than I expected---and I expected it to be hard.  Now, however, it's upon us and I don't even really want to think about it.  So, on that note, I'll post a picture that Josh (one of my 14 year-olds) took and the lyrics to a song by Michael W Smith.

I like this picture.  It's missing his smile, but I like that Josh is on the other side of the
lens and you can see his artistic side.  He was working on the rule of thirds and backgrounds and Ryan's just standing there waiting.  Funny how a picture really can tell a whole story.
 
Fly to the Moon
 
Fly to the moon
Well, you could do it if you wanted to
Try flying high
The only limit is the endless sky
So, go on and fly to the moon

Live in the sun
You know your living has just begun
So much ahead
Don't let the night leave you for dead
So, come on, live in the sun

Fly to the moon
And when you find your wings I will celebrate with you
Watch you as you soar
Take the wishes that are yours
And let them fly you to the moon

Dream on a star
You can let it take you near or far
Feet on the ground
Don't let anybody hold you down
So, go on and dream on a star

Fly to the moon
And when you find your wings
I will celebrate with you
Watch you as you soar
Take the wishes that are yours
I know you can fly to the moon
You can do all things
I will celebrate with you
It's hard to let you go
Still, you have to go,
I know

So go on, fly to the moon
And as you spread your wings
I will celebrate with you
Hope we taught you good
Hope you know that if I could
I would fly away with you

I would fly away with you
I would fly away with you
I would fly away with you
I would fly away with you
I would fly away with you

Gotta take it all the way
When you follow dreams
Follow far
Flying high and away
You're flying all the way
To the moon

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