There was a small rainbow early this morning up in the sky, short and bright just for a couple of minutes–not long enough for me to even get a photo. I watched it fade. Behind it was dark intense blue clouds ready to roll in. I keep hearing the “new” reality. It is completely true that things have changed but also good to remember there are rainbows and they are a reality. It is not like unicorns where we are wishing for something good, rainbows are real, they could be fleeting and could be quick but I hope that we remember they are there because I could easily forget. I hope not just these seniors but anyone wanting to celebrate during this time to remember the little bright spots that are still realities. Silver linings and all that–they are there. It’s not a figment of our imagination and the sun will return. There is my Jerry Mcguire moment of the day.
Spencer is my good friend’s son and I’ve seen him grow up from afar. A lot of these kids/adults I’ve watched slowly grow and he probably does not want to hear this but there is a group of us moms that have traded stories of foibles and our kid’s trials but also their accomplishments and moments of pride. Because of him, I knew more of what to expect from high school and classes, sports and friends, when to hold fast and when to let go. He has watched my kids and we vacationed on a lake in Wisconsin. Now as he is about to venture out to the next milestone, I hope we still get to hear about all of it, (even the not so flattering stuff) there is no fun without a little tripping along the way and that is what makes a good full story. As his mother once said, “Everyone should have 3 good stories.” And a lot of these kids don’t even know the positive influence they are as they go forward. They are trailblazers for sure now as they navigate the “new” reality.
Spencer is going to go to St. Louis University to study engineering. He hopes to be done with school and working somewhere in five years. We did pictures at Missouri 3&2 because “I played summer ball out there for 6 years and been working out there the past 4 years. It’s been a big part of my life the last few years and I have lots of memories there.” I love this as it is nostalgic for us/me/Will as well and it has that retro feel as you can see. He is loving being able to sleep at home. : )
Spencer, may there be lots of rainbows through all storms and 3 good stories as you go forward. I can’t wait to hear via mom. I won’t call you–hehe!