Time Flies

I can remember like it was yesterday! The last of our family had just driven away and Julie and I stood there starring at this infant sound asleep. We looked at each other and said “Now what do we do”. I was scared to death because Michael did not come with an owners manual.

Today nineteen years later Michael will graduate high school. He has been in the BOCES program the past two years working in video production and will continue this fall at Broome Community College.

To say I’m proud of him would be an understatement. As parents our goal has always been to raise our children to be kind, compassionate, thoughtful, respectful, hard working and most importantly good human beings. I’ve always said to the boys that mom and dad are guides in life and can take you only so far while you will have to do the rest. I think we are doing a good job.

So congratulations to you Michael, mom and dad are very proud of you!!!

One of my favorite pictures of Michael is in October 2000 and he is helping dad with the yard work. He loved his bubble lawn mower.
Michael & I June 19th 2018.

Where Does The Time Go?

As parents I think at some point we ask ourselves where time goes, today I find myself asking that question. You see today our youngest son Max had his fifth grade moving up ceremony. Yeah I know its only fifth grade, but I’m here to ask where does the time go. My wife and I are very proud of Max, he has worked hard in school and despite his “Grumpy Old Man” guise he does enjoy it. Shhhhh don’t tell his friends because they might make fun of him.

Now beginning in September we will have two sons in the middle school or as we used to call it Jr. High. Pretty soon we will be looking for colleges. I tell you this stuff gets pretty scary. I remember like it was yesterday being in the delivery room doing my best Bill Cosby, salad spoons, catchers mitt in all.

In short I would like to say congratulations to Max! You’re an amazingly funny and intelligent guy and we as parents are very proud of you.

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