i’m not sure when this happened.  i took this top image today… and the bottom image felt like yesterday (ok, it was 5 years ago but seriously wth).  when did he actually grow taller than both my husband and myself… when did he start growing a mustache and talking like a man… when did he start making his own decisions… and when did he stop needing me??  he begins high school tomorrow….. yes high school.   he’s no longer in his childhood; these memories are the start of his adulthood… they will travel with him, impacting his heart, shaping his character and hopefully become a positive concrete foundation for a fulfilling future.  i am so proud of this guy… and he will forever be my baby.