Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I know that he is not MY son but anymore it feels like it. He is such an awesome kid. We went for a 3 mile walk yesterday and talked the whole time. I actually got to really know how he has been feeling and what all he is thinking. Life is hard as a 16 year old and especially what all he has been through. He is adjusting to life at Jasper High School. Doing well in all his classes but Algebra but we are working on it.

I am so proud of him for being strong willed. He uprooted everything he knows and came to live with us at 16, that takes alot of guts. He rarely ever talked and his Dad and I have explained to him that he needs to open up, sometimes he opens up to much haha. He is just becoming an awesome young man. He is going to start helping me with my photography business and his dad and Chris's lawncare business plus do some odds and ends. We are going to work on budgeting money and keeping a checkbook. We are working on responsibilites and finishing things that you start and giving your all.

I came home from work sunday evening and he had done his chores, all the laundry, and cleaned our bathroom (that is a job!!!)

God has blessed me in so many ways and I am grateful. Just enjoying every minute of life :)


Andrea said...

I'm glad you have such a wonderful life you deserve it sooo much!!

Mike, Erica, and Evan said...

Thanks Andrea :)

Courtney, Jeff, Ayla & Leah said...

photography business?! i hadn't a clue... more details ha i alwasy thought id be a photographer or nurse. i got half of it right bc photog is hard! ha i just like to do it for my family

Mike, Erica, and Evan said...

I love taking pictures! My sister in law and I just started and are practicing more this winter so the spring we will get be in gear. I love being a nurse but photography is an absolute joy.