02 October 2017
Instead, this formerly sweet young man said to his wonderful mother, Mom, guess what? I'm your only kid now.
I had just woken up but, I was seriously confused. Had everyone else moved out in the night? What day was it?
JMichael sensed my fuzziness and he continued - Since today is Josephine's birthday, I'm your only kid now. Everyone else is a teenager.
He's right. His sisters are now 13, 14, 18 and 19. He's still the little man of the house. He's still everyone's playmate. He's still the sweet soul that makes sure we all have a smile.
Secondary take home message - I'm getting old. Ugh. But what a great way to deliver bad news!
This photo was taken on his first day at Galena, fourth grade, nine years old.