With tears streaming down my face, I tell you that when our heads fail us - as they so often do - we let our hearts be our compass. Screw what your head tells you, my love; it matters not a whit. Follow your heart. Or your sweet boy's. He's got the truest compass I've ever seen. Love. So much love.
Goodness! Wow. You've raised a boy who knows what he wants and presents his case well! Reminds me in some way of the parenting plan we devised well before kids came along. It was brilliant. We did change almost all of it. But at the time, it was brilliant. :) This outlined plan is a keeper. I wonder how you and he will look back on it in years to come.
Holy Shit. (and I think you and I should just communicate with this two word language from here on out)
I am crying. Sobbing. This is amazing!
I'm thinking he's not going to college:)Strangely enough, that's exactly how I felt after high school.
It is a shame he doesn't want to go to college, because he presents his case like a good lawyer.*hug*
Well, there's not one bit of uncertainty here. He knows. And he's already a teacher. It will be interesting to see how his need to be a father expresses itself as the years go by. God will use that desire in ways none of us can imagine, I'm certain.
He has a powerful knowing, it's all clear to him. I couldn't help but cry when I read this, what a beautiful soul.
So poignant, Carrie. I don't know what to say. Then, being your boy, he goes and makes me laugh"I don't want to deal with all the crying." xoMON
love to you, Carrie.
Crying and laughing while reading this, because Nigel could have written it. He goes on and on about the work, how tired he is of it, how stressed out it makes him, he just wants to be done with it. He says school is a prison. I marvel that he manages as well as he does. How do they get through their days, feeling the way they do?I see that Rojo has scaled back to three sons :) Last time I checked, Nigel still wants four kids - two of each, named Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. xoxo
I want him to be my dad. :)
Wow,that was pretty damn clear.Love youSuzy
Despite all that has been written about Rojo, I had no idea his own voice was so clear and compelling, no idea his writing could break my heart as completely as it mends my soul.As Jess said above, Rojo has the truest compass I've ever seen. He holds his own true north, and it will guide his way.It may be impossible to believe at this moment, Carrie, but love like his will find a way. Maybe not exactly as he pictures it, but some how. Some way. Some day.
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