I can hardly believe it's been NINE years since I began blogging. Back then, our caboose, Farmer Boy and Songbird were only 7 and 10 years old, respectively. Musician was in the Air Force and Middle Child was in home school. And, we were living in S.E. Texas.
This past week Songbird turned 19 and our little caboose, Farmer Boy turned 16. As you all know, Musician is married with a baby and operates his own business. Middle Child has separated from Navy and is in college working on a business degree, Songbird has flown the coop and is also in college.
|Farmer Boy, 16 yr. old|
Today, Farmer Boy is old enough to drive! Can you believe it? I don't want to believe it, but it is true. This past Friday he purchased his FIRST CAR ... a 1987 Cadillac. As all youngsters, he is so proud of it. It isn't even legal to drive yet (needs a turn signal cover, title transfer and insurance), but as you can see in the above photo, he is already hard at work washing, vacuuming and spiffing up the interior.
Farmer Boy and Musician are the only two of our children who have purchased their own first vehicle. Like Musician, Farmer Boy has experienced some growing pains resulting in the withdrawal of a 1st vehicle provided by Dad & Mom. As much as it distresses us to be tough on our youngin's, sometimes we've had to be. I am thankful to say that for our family, a little bit of tough love has, thus far, proven to be the best "medicine" to help our kiddo's straighten themselves out. Of course, we are still working with Farmer Boy, but we are seeing improvements and we continue to pray he will become as wonderful a young man as his older brothers.