What happened to that little boy
I once held in my arms,
Tugging at my heartstrings
With his sweetness and his charms.
He was my little shadow
That followed me around.
Giving hugs and kisses
Causing my heart to pound.
And as an adolescent
I was as proud as I could be.
Achieving many accomplishments,
Always seeking approval from me.
Then throughout his teenage years
He was as gentle as a lamb.
His heart filled with respect and compassion.
He was becoming quite a young man.
Now off to college he has gone
And time has flown so fast, it seems.
With less than one year left,
He is finding all his dreams.
By the end of this summer
He will begin a new life.
More goals to be accomplished.
Together, with a new wife.
So as I release the last of the strings,
I have to say "job well done".
Together we raised an upstanding young man.
And we're very proud of you, son.