This whole senior year thing is finally starting to hit me. I have two seniors... in high school...What?!?!? We have been doing the whole college visit thing. We have been planning senior type things, like senior pictures and senior night for soccer. It is all just kind of crazy to me. DJ and Coley are still my little ones. I don't care that they can drive and have jobs. It doesn't matter that DJ is almost a foot taller than me. To me, they are still the same sweet little 4 year olds that stole my heart 13 years ago. I never could have imagined what these two would bring to my life, the pride and joy, the stress and wrinkles. No matter what, I wouldn't change a single thing. We have grown together, me as a mother, them as young men and women. We have grown apart, me as their voice of guidance, them as independent young adults. We are always learning from one another and I guess, in spite of one another. It continues on each and every day.
Ok, enough of my deep thoughts. I am starting to freak myself out. Now onto the fun parts of this whole senior year thing...like....Homecoming! I was the proud momma of one of the handsome young men, chosen for the Homecoming Court. DJ was selected for court and I couldn't have been more proud of him. He is such a sweet, funny young man. He just makes me smile. He is one of those kids that people just gravitate to. He has a kind sensitive heart. He is just very likable. I know that I sure like him.
I was very excited to go to the Homecoming game. I was looking forward to going to the football game. I had been wanting to watch the football team play. I am, in my heart, a 100% dedicated soccer mom. But I have always enjoyed watching football. And those boys on the football team are friends with my boys. A lot of them play basketball with my boys. I was happy to show my support for our Wolves football players. But please notice that while I was there for our football team, I felt the need to represent for our soccer boys as well. Note the soccer shirt.
Me and my boy. <3 p="">
(For the record, I was standing on the bleacher seat, hence the tallness of me.)
The 2013 West Shamokin Homecoming Court
The beginning of the "black hole." Jake and his buddies were there to support the football team too.
The "black hole" was growing!
DJ and Kelsey
The Court congratulating the new "King" and "Queen". Congratulations Austin and Kelly!
DJ and his beautiful girlfriend, Anna....ummm. What a lovely couple ?!?
DJ. Vince, Ryan, Anna and Coley
Ahhhh, there is the couple that we know and love.
Unfortunately the football team lost. But those boys never stopped trying, even after some key players were injured. DJ wasn't chosen as the king either, but as usual, he was optimistic. As we were walking to the car, I asked him if he was disappointed that he didn't win. His response made me smile. His exact words were something along the lines of, " I got free food, so I feel like I won anyway!"
I feel like I won too, DJ. Onto the next "Senior Thing."