It was just a blue suit. But as I saw my 14-year-old son stand in front of a mirror at the menswear store to get the pants hemmed on what would be his elementary school graduation outfit I thought to myself, “Where did the time go?” How did that little bundle of boy grow into this mature young man who is wondering what I thought about his choice of tie?
Class road trips and resume writing and course selections are now part of the daily conversation. As author Gretchen Rubin once said about motherhood, “The days are long but the years are short.”
It was just a blue suit. But somehow it became the costume for the next act. May he write a script he will be proud of and may he remember that acting like his authentic self will earn him the most accolades in the end.
I hope we can all realize that the regular, everyday moments are the ones to notice. Because those moments are our life. And may we always remember that the best gift a parent can ever give to their children is roots and wings. A foundation to know where they came from and the confidence to soar to unexpected heights.
What is your blue suit? That thing that symbolizes all that is to come? Are you ready for the curtain to rise on the next part of your story?