09 May 2012
One of the things he's been developing is a skill that comes to him naturally and that's leadership. He truly is a natural leader and for the last two years he's served in student government at his high school. For a school located in one of our fine country's most corrupt states, Illinois, it's been a pretty cleanly run student government. It's been great to watch him progress as he's gotten more and more involved. It's been really good to see him involved and having a good time. That's what he does. He gets involved and he has a good time.
Last night was the Student Government Banquet and the Boy was honored as Student Representative of the Year. This was a peer-nomination award and in my humble opinion, he earned it and deserved it. He's served well and I'm glad he was recognized. He truly represented!
It was especially touching to me that he was awarded, given that this is his last year as a representative as a result of our pending move to New England. As he was describing the award to me via text, I got emotional. I was, and am, so proud of him. I also got hit head-on by the Guilt Truck once again, knowing that this move means so many changes for him. I am certain he's going to do well once we get settled because that's who he is. And that got me more worked up. More emotions poured out because of the way he's accepted the move and the coolness he's displayed about it. I'm officially a trainwreck.
I'm also a proud father and husband. I am a ridiculously lucky man.