Friday, October 16, 2009

Young Love

There are milestones a mother waits expectantly for her children to pass...
crawling,
the first word,
the first tooth,
the first day of school, the list is endless really.
I passed another first today. K, passed isn't the right word... "crashed into" better describes it.

Garrett (my 14 year old) has a "girlfriend". He had mentioned liking a girl. He sees her a few times a year at church youth functions. Apparently it is reciprocated.




Tonight when I picked him up from a youth dance I asked him to point her out to me. I assumed this would be done from a distance... across the gym, through the dim lighting, I would get a glimse of my son's first love. BUT he went to get her and upon their approach they were holding hands. My baby was holding hands with a girl! We were introduced and I remember talking, but the whole time I was thinking... "be cool, don't freak out about the hand holding, be cool" so I don't remember much of what I said.


I was not prepared for this.

8 comments:

jen said...

awww. that's cute. Garrett is a pretty handsome teenager,that is cute that he has a girlfriend.

alisa said...

Oh goodness! I knew this day would come quickly for Garrett! He is a handsome guy. Ahh, it really does go by so quickly!!

Erin said...

hehehehe. garrett with a girlfriend... it is strange. i still kind of think of him as a boy. it won't be long before he is dating girls for real. like Michael said, maybe it is time to start stocking up on grandbaby items! :)

Katy said...

oh wow; that would have shocked me, too! that is too cute.

Jessica said...

Ooooooh! (shock, disbelief, uneasiness) Really? Already? I thought we'd have a few more years. Tell him Aunt Jess said, "Sorry. You can't like a girl. Aunt Jess isn't grown up enough to handle it. Sorry."

I feel for you La. I know my day is coming way too fast.

Kate said...

Oh, haha. That is so funny! Hard to believe though. I still think of him as bug boy. ha. Love you La! I'll try and remember to call you soon!

Brandi said...

oh my gosh! I would have freaked! I think you did good. Loved the way you posted about it. It was really cute, but I'm so not looking forward to that. I hope it is a long, LONG time from now (I know I'm hoping in vain, but I can try right???) Also loved the picture of his hand! SO CUTE!!!

SOFTLEY FAMILY said...

It's a good sign that he willingly introduced her to you! You were VERY cool.