being on the freshman basketball team has proved to be a lot of fun. this is the start of four years, that will go far too fast for my mama heart i am sure. fifteen with one foot out the door, on his way to manhood and all that life has to offer. i feel time and my first born slipping through my fingers, and it is hard, like really hard. in one corner i am so excited to see what becomes of his world and in the other corner i want to freeze time and never let him go. the letting go is hard. it’s inevitable i know, and it’s all part of the journey, and it’s all starting now. i feel like i have so much to teach, so much to prepare him for, but also learn to take a back seat at the right time because mistakes are necessary and can, at times, teach him more than my words.