Where is that little boy who would oogle at Unk Glen's change tray then go home telling his mom and dad that Unk Glen was rich? That pile of change (mostly pennies, I'm sure) looked like a pot of gold to this little guy. For the past 19 years, he's referred to my other half as "Rich Uncle Glen".
Tonight I signed his going-away-to-college card with that title and the one he gave me of "Auntie Pam".
So here is Aaron, all grown up, ready to embark on his own - two states away - to begin college.
We are so proud of him, all of us, including his big cousin, Joey (even though Aaron's beard is thicker). He graduated from a prestigious prep school with top honors, had several scholarship offers for academics, and took his time in choosing the right school for him. He's even promised to study in Ireland for a semester and take me along as his mentor. Isn't he the sweetest thing? Snapped a 4 generation photo quickly tonight. I need to get more of these. Peyton just can't keep his hands off that baby sister of his. I'm sure his tune will change when she starts getting into all of his stuff, but for now it's endearing to watch.
Well, Aaron.....here's what you will be leaving behind. This is (most of) your support team. We will always be here for you, rooting for you and cheering you on. Our best wishes to you, buddy.
Just don't forget - none of those out-of-town college girls unless it's Pittsfield.
love & hugs,
Auntie Pam and R. Unk Glen