05 Mar Josh In HIGH School?!?!
I had an amazing experience this week that I think it’s going to take me a while to figure out. Last night (Wednesday), I attended Josh’s FRESHMAN HIGH SCHOOL ORIENTATION!!
Yep, you read that right, SHOUTING CAPS and all! It’s been one thing (for me) for Josh to be in 8th Grade. I vividly remember going to his Middle School Orientation when he was in Elementary School. But HIGH SCHOOL Orientation?
I kept looking around the room during the presentation (I’ve been around Simi High a lot as a Youth Pastor and a Chaplain) and thinking “How in the world did THIS happen?” I canNOT believe, canNOT get my head (or heart) around the fact that in less than six months, I will have a son in High School!
Nothing you can do about it for me. But thanks for reading/listening. I know I’ll get over it, but MAN…..
When Josh went into Middle School, I had no hint of anxiety. It’s not a fear-filled anxiety, but I do have anxiety over my kid being a High Schooler.
What have I done? Have I prepared him for the rigors? Have I given him the tools? What will I do when his heart breaks over his first girlfriend? Will I really be able to hand him the keys to a car in a couple of years?