“Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four Cs. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”
― Walt Disney Company
The lovely photo is from Sedona, AZ. If I was a rock climber or mountain climber it would be a thrill to climb that. But alas, I am not. I climb other kinds of mountains, and so do many of you. But this post is not about the mountains I have climbed. It is about the mountains my son has climbed. I know I just wrote about this yesterday; but for me it is a week of a bit of bragging.
If you met my son you, too, would be his biggest fan. He has a heart as big as the great outdoors. He loves as completely as the enormity of mountains. He has put huge effort into his education. He has been a writer since he was a little guy, and he crafted book after book and story after story. He would use whatever paper and construction paper and hunks of cardboard he could get his hands on. He suffered through times of being bullied by people you would expect to know better. With love, patience, prayer, counseling, and protection, he has healed and grown. He has forgiven, gained strength, and moved on.
His faith in God grew by leaps and bounds. Metaphorically, he has climbed many mountains. Literally, he has also climbed a few mountains. He studied, worked, and learned throughout his collegiate career. His hard work paid off in great grades. Hopefully his hard work will also pay off in a wonderful job. He certainly has the reward of a well-formed mind, and a strong faith. I am so very proud of the man he has become. He is authentically loving, joyous, giving, thoughtful, faithful to God, and a host of other virtues as well.
I am rejoicing in his pending graduation, and I shout from the mountaintops~well done, Josh!
This is so nice, so wonderful–rejoicing with you! I’d love to meet Josh, and squeeze the stuffing out of him! Thinking of you both, and sending up prayers for tomorrow–yay!!! love, sis Caddo
It went off without a hitch—thanks for the prayers, rejoicing, and support! love–sis Kate
May I also say Well done Josh too? And Kate.. I expect you are extremely proud.. and he too of his Mum.. Love your background theme too.. Hope you are well my friend.. and just dropping by to say hello .. Hugs to you Kate.. Love and Blessings my friend xx
Hugs and love and blessings to you, too, Sue. Yeh—it was a really, really proud day. celebratory hugs, cheers, hollers, and tears all around. WOW.
Congrats to your son and you too, Mom. Enjoy your Mother’s Day!
Thanks so much! I hope you have a lovely, wonderful Mother’s Day, too!
Wish I could give you the Candle Lighter Award! 😐
Thanks—-you just did! 😉 . The day was wonderful, joyous, filled with lovely memories.
Yay! We both got our babies graduated yesterday! 🙂 So glad you had a wonderful time of it, as we did, too. Love ya.
Congratulations, Josh! And Kate, you are a wonderful cheerleader! Lots to be thankful for, huh? Debra
Oh Debra, there is SOOOOOO much to be thankful for. What a day of memories and rejoicing!!!
Thanks, Terri—I will tell him. His day was just perfect!
Happy Mother’s Day to you Kate!! It is so wonderful to hear your expression of pride and love for Josh!! He is so lucky to have the Best Mom in the world!! Hugs and kisses to you and Josh 🙂 Have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. xoxo
Happy Mother’s Day to you too–and hugs and kisses back to you and your crew…love you, and you are an amazing mom….truly!!!
Congrats to Josh and his parents. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day, dear KATE.