Friday, December 18, 2015

Happy 17th!

Zach is 17 today!  And how is he celebrating?  The same way he does every year-- he is taking finals.  Poor guy.  Of course if he had just arrived in mid January like he was supposed to then that wouldn't be a a problem!                                                                                                                                      

Zach overhead squatting our Xmas tree
All kidding aside, they don't get any better than this kid.  Despite being our first (Kids are like pancakes- you always screw up the first one!)  he is amazing.  Pete has always said that even if Zach was born in the slums of Calcutta he would have been a success in life- he is just geared that way.   I was looking at him this morning, and thinking about what one word I would use to describe him.  The first thing that popped into my mind was integrity.  Zach is a man of integrity.  Even at 17, he has a strong sense of himself and the confidence to do the right thing.  If he says he is going to do something, he will.  He is honest, hardworking and loyal.  That seems like a rare thing in the world these days.

It is exciting to watch him begin the journey to find a college.  I have no idea where he is going to go, but I do know that he will succeed.

It is a joy and honor to be your mom, Zach.  I love you, and hope your day is a great one.

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

happy birthday, Zachary! You are going to go far in this world of ours. I can't wait to see where you go!