Tuesday, September 2, 2008
A Man Where a Boy Once Stood
As our time with Peter is nearing the end, we have finally grown accustomed to the "More Grown Up", version of our son. We saw pretty dramatic changes in him right from the start. Things like, he brought US presents, he spoke in sentences that entailed more than one syllable and he wanted to shop at Ross instead of major, name brand, department stores. (Who is this guy and what has he done with our son?:)
All kidding aside, Peter is truly growing up. He seems to have a new outlook on life. He is so grateful for our wonderful country. His patience level for his younger brother and sister has greatly increased. He has become much more frugal. He is quick to express his appreciation. He is just, well, more introspective, I guess is the best way to put it. He seems to be figuring out who he is and where he wants to head in life. While only barely turning nineteen, he seems to have left the "turbulent teen" years behind. He is quick to admit that, while he stills makes mistakes, he is working on walking with the Lord.
We have had many wonderful, "late night", conversations with him. We have laughed often. Our time with him has been sweet. Somewhere over the last year, our boy has become a man. We are so proud of him. We are sad that our time with him is quickly coming to an end.