Today is Cole’s fifteenth birthday. We have celebrated all weekend with family and friends, and today he starts driver’s education.
The boy I watched take his first step, walk around the block by himself, look both ways before crossing the street, and master the Chicago transit system, I will now help teach to drive. We are both excited.
Helping Cole learn to drive will be another part of our journey together. When he puts the key in the ignition, I will look at him with his hands on the wheel, his foot on the pedal, his smile on his face, and know that my boy is learning to steer himself in any direction he chooses. When we drive off, I will wonder why 25 miles per hour feels like 60, why everything looks so much closer on the passenger side of the car, and how in the world he got to be fifteen so soon.
Here are fifteen things about Cole:
Happy Birthday Coley Bear…I love you more than my laptop, camera, I-phone and little bottles of coke; your dad loves you more than all the stars in the sky.
Want to keep me company today on Odd? Finish this sentence in the comment section
I love my child, children or a special person in my life more than____________.