In a few days, we will be once again hopping in the ol' RV and heading for Colorado. This year though, it's a little bittersweet. This year, for the first time ever, we're going on a family vacation without all of the family. Will will be staying home. He's got a real 9-5 job this summer. In fact, I must take a moment to brag.
His Uncle's word got him the job. In this economy a teenagers your only hope is nepotism! He is working for the same large company, but in a completely different division. He does not ever see his uncle. Both Uncle and Will try to be careful not to discuss their relationship.
Well, it seems things are tight with this company as with all companies and they laid off all their summer hires...except Will. He is the only summer hire they kept. They laid off people hired before him and they even laid off one of the bosses kid.(higher up in the company than Uncle)
Will's foreman told him, when Will asked who he had to thank for keeping his job, that he (the foreman) asked to keep him. He had to do a little convincing, but he was able to swing it. He said Will's a good worker and a quick learner.
I am beyond proud. You put your heart and soul into raising your kids and you pray you are preparing them for the real world. You pray that you're not forgetting anything, you pray that you're not majoring on the minors and leaving something important out. You pray you're doing it right.
I know I can't take credit for the man Will's becoming. If I did that I'd have to take responsibility for all his mistakes too! ;) But, to see those small moments where what you've worked so hard to teach them, benefits them. Those moments are golden.
Thank you for indulging in my proud mama moment.