THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I am Transitioning....My Lunch Date with a Handsome Young Man...


I received a phone call at work today. Zachary called to ask me to have lunch with him at our favorite Chinese restaurant. (Yes Steffie, our place...but hot waiter wasn't there, he was making a delivery).
Anyway, I want to tell you all how strange it is to meet your son at a restaurant. It was just too weird sitting at a table and waiting for him to walk in. He has so much freedom now with his license and his car. He truly is able to go wherever he needs to.
I am so used to driving him. I am so used to him following behind me through his life and now he is walking on his own and I am waiting for him.
I know that he has been growing up all along, but it has been a slow process. It seems like getting his license took him a giant step forward all at once.
I am smiling though because he does call me and ask me to lunch. He is making room for me while he is setting the pace for his young adult life.

35 comments:

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh I know exactly what you mean! I had this with my son also, just wait until he moves out! I cried all the way home!!! It is so hard to let go of them.

OH MY #6 said...

so sweet.

Lea
xo

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I know exactly how you feel.. it is soooo great to see the boys grow up and become such wonderful young men..
Have a Great Week..
Hugs..

Kayce said...

Okay, I'll be calling you in three years! I'm looking forward to my sons freedom, yet scared to death. You have a wonderful son Kimberley!

Linda said...

Isn't it great when your boys grow up and like you as a person!!! Shows you must have done something so right. My son lived with me until he finished his masters degree, then moved out on his own..That was a big thing for me because I now had no one home, empty nest syndrome.. Then 6 months later he said I'm getting married and moving to Philadelphia to go to Law school... They got married here and moved across country, talk about a cryfest!!!. Lucky Donna was not moving out of state, but he called every weekend and we talked for 1-2 hours each time, so he never forgot me. Your son will be like that for you.. Hopefully he will also marry a girl who will be like a daughter also and live will be even better..I don't mean to have him grow up that fast, he just reminds me of my son........Linda

Мatt & Carla Morgan said...

How cool that even in the midst of his adolescent freedom - your son seeks out his mama for a lunch date! :)

cm

Lisa said...

How fun even with freedom he makes time for you. I just got a call today from my 18 year old he was filling out forms to join the Marines...ughh...love him so much.
Your son is such a cutie. Good on you. You obviously did a great job.
lisa

Leigh Ann said...

That is very sweet - what a wonderul son!

LaLa said...

What a wonderful lunch date!! I can see how it would be weird waiting on him!

Michelle said...

Awwwww.....that's so sweet. Obviously you have done a wonderful job of raising him.

Michelle said...

How sweet!!

Paula said...

I know exactly what you mean. It is so cool to see your kids grow up and become responsible. I am so proud of my older daughter. Everything that I prayed for for her is coming to fruition. Praise God!

LINDA said...

A rendevous!! Now that is so sweet and exciting. May you have many more 'dates' with this young 'hottie' and may he soon be the one to pay!

Amy said...

That is so wonderful! You did a great job with him!!!

jennifer said...

How sweet is that! I know that is a day you'll never forget.

kerri said...

That is the sweetest!!
All grown up,what a special time for both of you, enjoy every second.

Debz said...

Sweet!
Gave me chills actually.
Nice to see him including you into his plans while he embraces his new right-of-passage.
Swell with pride mama!

Mardi said...

What a special relationship...i've re-typed my response here multiple times, I have no words, except..beautiful..

Heidi said...

good job mom, good job
:)

Janet said...

I LOVE that he called you for lunch! How cool is that? I can't wait until my sons will do that. I hope!!!!!

Nikki said...

Oh gosh, I can only imagine how weird that would feel...but how SWEET that he wanted to meet you for lunch. I love that!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

How sweet....what a wonderful young man you have raised!

Thanks for visiting my blog....this is the first time I have come to yours....you have a beautiful family and a great way with words!

I look forward to coming back....when is your LID...I couldn't find it?

The first of my two stories will post tonight!

Lisa

Mr.Brian said...

Obviously a great young man calling to go to lunch with his mom.Not to many teenage sons would do that.
Since he asked you to lunch did he pay???LOLOLOLOLOLOL
Just spending quality time with him was enough.Hope you have more special times.

OH MY #6 said...

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Lea
xo

Steffie B. said...

how cute is that???? We'll be meeting there next week girl...;)It was good to talk to you a few times today! lol We are just NUTS!!!!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Well, obviously your son has Great Taste and he wanted to spend time with the best gal around.

Colleen said...

It's scary how they are babies one day and on their way to adulthood the next! If we could only freeze time. What a handsome boy you have there.

Lisa said...

What a GREAT date! I know how you feel since my oldest has started driving this past year too.

Nancy said...

Boy...Good thing Hot Waiter wasn't there...he would have been incredibly jealous;)

k1 said...

You've raised him up well.

joekegan said...

How sweet...but did HE pay for lunch? ; )

Laura Nipper said...

Man he is a handsome guy. I can hardly stand that Aiden is in second grade. I can imagine what it is like when they start driving. Glad he asked you out on a lunch date. So sweet.

mom 2 many said...

Very sweet! And, handsome, too!!!

Dolores and Shawn said...

That is very sweet! Glad you still are able to have quality time with him.

Ashley said...

Treasure the time ...