In years past I've played the doting mother, making sure my children remember their lunch money, homework, important appointments, etc.
When it came to Forrest, I recall reminding him to pack his passport as he set off with an MTV camera crew, and his dad to the beautiful land of Sweden to open for legends of rock, KISS---he was 15 years old.
This morning as I heard Forrest fire up his Chevy pickup, I called him to make sure he had his passport with him for identification. He begins his internship today at a company in Tulsa for his mechanical engineering degree.
I'm so proud of him for diversifying and marching forward boldly with his education and career aspirations...but, secretly very relieved that I heard him playing his guitar in his room last night. He's still a cool (math) geek!
That boy...from MTV, rock-n-roll and KISS to engineering and mathematics. Oh, how the world turns~