Sunday, May 05, 2013
Francis turns 18 today. A fact he's not too thrilled about, but I'm looking at today as the beginning of a huge adventure for my son. Francis is actually my stepson, but I've been in his life since he was 7 years old and since he lives with me and my husband I feel I've raised him and he is in fact my son. I think he knows how lucky he is to have 3 parents who love him to death. I think I can speak for all 3 of the 'rents when I say I cannot believe how fast the time has gone. I'm so proud of him. He's such a gentle, accepting and caring young man although at this juncture in his life I feel he's a little lost. He's graduating in a few weeks, but he didn't apply to any colleges and he has no plans for a job. After graduation he'll go on vacation with us and when he returns he'll go visit his mom and help her get ready for her move and her upcoming wedding. I'm concerned about his mom forcing a relationship with her fiancÚ on Francis. She's so eager for Francis to like the man (whom he's really never met) that she's bound to...well, I'm not sure what she's going to do, but I think Francis has a tough couple of months coming. When all the stuff with his mom comes to pass I hope he's ready to commit to college or to a job. I've already set the record straight that he'll need to do something because sleeping, eating and playing Xbox doesn't prepare you for life. You need to get out and live life no matter how scary or uncertain it is. I just want to help him without adding to the stress I'm sure he's already feeling, but like most men, won't talk about. Anyway, today is about celebrating the beginning of the adventures of life. I'm so excited for him. I hope he gets excited too!