Wednesday, March 11, 2009

How Did We Get From There To Here?

Oh, my goodness! I have blogged before about struggling with my baby growing up too fast and how very soon my nest will be empty.

This past week and this one have been another eye opener at how fast it is approaching. We did a very basic, one year planning last year with his school advisor but I was in Atlanta with my other son who was in a terrible car wreck. His daddy attended the meeting with Tyler and his advisor, Mrs. West. So, last year wasn't the reality check for is this year!

So, how did we get from there to fast?

In just 10...very, very short years. There is only 9 weeks left of his freshman year (9th). It seems like it was just yesterday that I posted one on his first day of 9th grade and where had time gone. Well, it has gone even faster!

The picture on the left is his first day of kindergarten (1999-2000) and the picture on the right is his freshman year school picture (2008-2009).

We are currently in the middle of working on his 4 year plan (only 3 years left) for CAP...Career Action Planning. He is getting ready to start taking his ACT of many times he will be taking it. We are trying to juggle all the classes that he wants to take and all the ones that are required to take to have 24 credits to graduate. Oh, plus, he is taking all the AP (Advanced Placement) classes to graduate with Honors.

Can Tyler do it? Absolutely! He is very smart, applies himself daily, refuses to miss school because he hates make-up work, gets all his homework done at school, very seldom has to study and still has all A's.

It's not him that I'm worried about....IT'S ME!!!

We have our CAP meeting on Thursday, the 19th to plan is sophomore year and get an idea of his junior and senior year. It will be here before we know it...senior year, that is.

In working on his 4 year plan, they are allowed to take college courses at the local community college...MSCC. If he takes college courses that are also required by the state to graduate...he can earn his high school credits plus 3 hours per semester course of college credits.

I don't want to be talking about college!!! But, it is reality and it has to be planned out now to get everything in that he needs and wants to accomplish before he graduates.

Did I mention...IN 3 VERY SHORT YEARS!!!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!


  1. NNNOOOOO!!! Can't you put bricks on his head or something? That's what I'm planning on doing with my daughter... Our babies should not grow up so fast!

  2. Oh Jennifer!!

    Yes, those years will fly by, so enjoy them as they come!! Don't worry about the future--it will be here soon enough and bring joys all its own!!

    Believe me--mine are grown now--things are different, yes--but a good different!!

    You'll get through it--I know you will!! Just relax and enjoy these times.

    Thanks for the get well wishes--not there completely, but on my way!

    And what's this about your other son and a car accident? Did I miss this somewhere in my internet outage and illness?


  3. My son Asher is in his 11th more year and he will be graduating,,sigh. Randan has been out of highschool for two years,,bigger sigh.....Shaneah will be graduating from grade 8 next year,,sigh sigh babies are growing and flapping their wings to leave the nest soon...SIGH....

  4. OH, I can totally see myself crying through the meeting! I am trying to get my little one prepared for Kindergarten for 2010. I can't imagine being in your shoes right now.

    Your son is so handsome.

  5. Our son is growing up fast and I am enjoying everyday a have with him. I love him and you very much. I do love those pics also.

  6. It happens oh so quickly!!!!! in the blink of an eye.

  7. He is so handsome...yes, we blink and they are all grown up, it is very bitter sweet. The days are long, but the years just fly by.

  8. Oh I know what you mean my friend! They grow up way too fast. How does it happen that fast? May God help this mama's heart deal with it!

  9. Hi Jennifer~
    I am blogging friend of Denise over at Shortybear's Place and thought I'd stop over and say hello! I see that you live in Arkansas...that's where I was born and raised! I was born in Wynne, but grew up in Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village. I really miss HOME. Now, we live outside of Atlanta, GA., but will be moving to the Gulf Coast region in just over a year. I can't wait to get away from all this traffic!

    I read your post about your son growing up so fast. Well, I can definitely relate...our oldest daughter is 17 and a junior in high school. I can't bear the thought of her going away to college next year, but I know God will get me through it. Once they hit their junior just flies by, so enjoy every minute.

    Hope to hear from you sometime...have a great day!

  10. Ahh.... you and hubby should be soo proud of him!
    He is not even my son and I can feel the pride swelling! ;)

    You can do it, Jennifer!! Time for more memory making!!! :)

  11. Jennifer, you can get through it. Oh, how the time does fly. See this post:


Thank you for stopping by today and sharing your heart felt thoughts with me. As we ride "Through the Storms of Life" together, chances are...your situation is different than mine. However, we serve the same awesome God, King of Kings who is in complete control and it all belongs to Him anyway...He wants to give you the very best. Be encouraged my friend, God loves you!

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