Friday, December 6, 2013

Update on the BoyChild




It is finished.

It's hard to believe how the years fly, isn't it?
Well, technically - it was only one year but it still flew.


I, even I, am at a loss for words of what it felt like to see Aaron 'clap out' from 
Paul Mitchell - The School for Hair.

A clap out isn't his true graduation, that's next month, a clap out is the last day he's at the school.  His hours are complete and he is punching out of school for the last time.  All of his friends and teachers are there and they form an aisle for him to walk through as they clap and cheer for him.

I just stood there and wept openly.  
I've never felt so proud.
All I could think of is how just barely a year ago we visited the school for the first time, and I saw the light in his eyes.  How everything was so new and confusing.  
Now, here he was - embracing friends and teachers, crying, excited - done.


By the time he got through the line of people, and got to me - I was toast, so was he.
He cried and thanked me.  I told him how proud I was of him - well, I tried to - I was crying so much.

What particularly touched me was all the people that came up to me and told me how much they loved Aaron, and how special he was.  One teacher said through tears that he was the son she'd never had.  He seemed so beloved at the school - and that just means the world to me.


He's beloved here too, and shall ever remain so!
Press the pillowcases and fry the bacon.
Aaron is home.

Isn't it crazy?
Just when you think you've reached your limits of love for someone - they roam around in your heart and find a door that's never been opened before - lo and behold - there's more square footage there for them to move into.





And so it has been wiith Aaron all along.


Such a gift to my soul this child was.  I'm so thankful my sister birthed him.
: -)
For those of you fortunate ones that have a few of these banging around your house now - how blessed are you!  I can't imagine feeling this times two or three or four!

Aaron's immediate plans?
Relax.
Take his state boards.

He's looking into getting a job on a cruise ship salon.
Said he'd like to the see the world for a few years.
I told him it's a great idea as long as he can make it home every weekend.
: -)


32 comments:

  1. I LOVE your coat in the first picture. Vintage?

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    1. I know! I wondered the same thing. It is fabulous. :)

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  2. Oh!! Congratulations to both you and Aaron. You are both very special and extremely blessed. (When my daughter graduated from college, she recruited one of her friends to sit with me, so I wouldn't be sitting there alone, crying. I didn't know that was why her friend was there for several days after. I thought she just happened to be there to watch the graduation. Ha! Kids - they can be so smart.)

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  3. Jayme, Your boy is so happy....he's a beauty. Good luck to him in his chosen field. Keep us up-dated. xoxo,Susie

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  4. Congratulations to Aaron!!! So proud of you and your accomplishments.
    Your a blessing to so many and loved by all of us!!

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  5. Congrats to Aaron! He's a lovely boy.

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  6. Congrats to Aaron!! How fun to work on a cruise ship! Love your comment about being home every weekend. ;) :D

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  7. How sad for you...."See you later Glenco....going on a cruise to get my hair done!"

    Cindy Bee

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  8. All the best to Aaron, and congratulations!!!! Love the cruise ship idea..... why not!!!!!

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  9. Congrats to Aaron. I love hearing of dreams being born!

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  10. Yay the boychild rocked the school house. We knew he would. Awesome like his Marmie! Love you both xoxo

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  11. Way to go Aaron! What a wonderful feeling!! By the way. love the coat and purse!!

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  12. Congratulations to Aaron, for working so hard to arrive at a point that leads to so many possibilities! Thanks for sharing your joy with us, Jayme!

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  13. Wow, a cruise ship? Never thought of anything like that. Now wouldn't that be different and exciting. Congrats Aaron. The world is your oyster. Jayme you done good! P, S, I loved Bee Lady's comment....See you later Glenco..going on a cruise to get my hair done." That would be so you Jayme. What a hoot!

    Debra

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  14. Aaron is one mighty handsome fella! Congratulations to him on completing his cosmetology course. And what a fabulous dream he has to work on a cruise ship! Oh the places he will go and the things he will see!!

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  15. Well Done . . . each ou. I just LOVE hearing and seeing your genuine LOVE . . . The real deal . . . Aaron is going to do great things!

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  16. Not sure why I can't correct when I make a comment mistake.
    Well done . . . each of you . . .

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  17. I love that photo of his hair and eyelashes. It's kind of sad to see children grow up, but then, it's kind of exciting, too. I know Aaron will do well. He LOOKS like a hairdresser. He'll be amazing.

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  18. Congrats on both of your accomplishment! I wish I had a sister like you when my son was little ;)

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  19. So good to see you and The Boy together and you back here again so soon. He is a doll, you are a wonder, I am a big fan. I love that cake too.

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  20. Congratulations and all the best of wishes to Aaron, you and your family.

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  21. Congrats Aaron, whoooo hoooo!!!

    jan

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  22. How wonderful! Love how that boy dreams. I hope they all come true.

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  23. Hee....that cake made me laugh. The both of you are adorbs.

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  24. Congratulations to Aaron! I think a job on a cruise ship would be wonderfully fun for him ~ but goodness, you would miss him.
    (I thought for a moment that he'd finally relented a gave you bangs again - then I realized that was an old picture ;-)

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  25. Congratulations to Aaron and his Marmie! Boys...how they steal our hearts!

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  26. I'm all weapy eyed here in joy for you and manchild. How exciting to work on a cruise ship!!! I hope he goes for it. You could be his assistant on the cruise ship. Cleaning his equipment and getting him lattes ;-)

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  28. love this! teary eyed n tired but thankful that you share here.
    xoxo

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  29. I just stumbled upon your place via a Pinterest photo of your sweet lil' camper. My God, what a beautiful boy. (And what a brilliant cake!) Anyway, I'll probably spend the next few hours in your archives. I hope you don't mind. I think we might have a lot in common.

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