Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time. ~Marie Lu
Can you believe Kyle is 16 years old today? Seems like these milestones are becoming more frequent and harder to accept.
Happily, I was there when Kyle was born, all 6 pounds 10 ounzes of him. Ryan was ecstatic over the arrival of the new package and I was nervous, yet thrilled to be an Aunt. Kyle was a blessing, and it was only over the years did I really understand just what a blessing he’s been and continues to be. Ryan would be proud, as am I.
Sixteen years later, Kyle turned into a smart, kindhearted, wonderful young man anxious to get his permit and tackle another stage in his life. Finally, he’s excited to drive and gain a little more freedom. Kyle mentioned he has to get a physical and then it’s off to get his permit, this Friday. Friday! As much as I want him to be independent, I’m nervous. Add another item to the prayer list.
What have we been up to for the big birthday weekend? Not much of anything. Kyle stated he wanted to hang out. Fine by me, I could always use some uninterrupted Kyle time. Nicole came home to join in on the celebration too.
Yesterday, we went to the movies to see Valerian and afterwards headed to my parents house for some DQ ice-cream cake and a bonfire. My favorite way to spend the day. Chilling on the deck gave us some time for Kyle to catch us up on his recent activities. Surprisingly, he did.
Before heading to the movies, Nicole and I had Kyle back Nicole’s SUV out of the driveway and partially down the ridge. Kyle stated, “Too bad it’s not a week later, then I’d be driving us to the movies.” Yes, he would have.
I spoke of Kyle going to Northwestern University for a week in the previous post From February Till Now, A Summary of Kyle. He told us about his adventure. He was given the opportunity to build a few items using PVC pipe and ductape (I have no idea exactly what he was talking about) with the engineers, attended a lecture with the Dean and another lecture from a seasoned professor. Kyle even toured the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)! How cool was that! He received a letter of recommendation from the school and is one step closer to finalizing his future endeveorus.
Today we went to brunch at DeNunzio’s at Latrobe Airport and continued hanging out for the rest of the day and enjoyed Kyle’s company, which is becoming a rarity.
What did I get Kyle? You’ll see. I’m picking him up Tuesday night for a Wednesday fun surprise, just the two of us. He seems excited over his surprise and stated, “You’re not taking me to a Lego’s thing are you?” I’m not sure why he thought that. I am aware he is sixteen and not a little tyke. At first, I couldn’t tell if he was in favor or not of a Lego’s thing. Reluctantly, I said, “No. Why?” He sighed with relief and said, “Oh, good. Cause I don’t want to.” Even though Kyle likes his Legos decorating his room, I guess partaking in Lego fun is now out of the question. My response? “Kyle, have I ever disappointed you for your birthday?” He snickered and never answered. More to come on Kyle’s birthday.
Happy Birthday Kyle! I love you!