As I sit and contemplate my life thus far, the adventures I’ve experience with family, friends, and most importantly…my children, I am overwhelmed with the memories created and the excitement of those yet to come.
The Boy’s Adventures
As you may know The Boy graduated high school in the Spring of 2014, and enrolled in college which started about two weeks ago and so far so good. He’s changed is major (in his head, not on paper) three times already. At first he had his sight set on a degree in general business administration, then it progressed into majoring in statistics or accounting, now…he’s seriously considering criminal justice and would eventually like to be a detective, a member of a S.W.A.T. team, or private investigator.
The last year has been filled with change and I’ve had no option but to acknowledge there will come a time, which is fast approaching, when my youngest will embark on his own “Life’s Adventures.” For now, I have a white-knuckle grasp, tightly holding onto the memories of when all my children were wee ones. Now they are all adults and those times of days-gone-by only have a home in my memory.
The Boy recently shared with me his desire to have a tattoo of a maritime compass placed on the back of this calf. Why? Because a compass will always guide you in the direction toward your destination when the course for life has been set.
Thinking about The Boy, his life, and the decisions which lie in wait for him, I penned the following.
While always remembering the direction leading home,
Grab the wheel of life, Sail its seas,
Set your course toward adventure;
Enjoy the waves while leaving a trail of memories and your legacy.
©2015 Life’s Adventures