Red Maple

Thursday, February 5, 2015

My son’s growth has been recorded on the corner of our kitchen wall at our home on Red Maple Court since 2011. Lance who's 14 in most of these photos now stands over 67-inches tall -. He surpassed my height of 63-inches- somewhere between March and June 2014. He used to go limp whenever I tried to hug him and his arms and legs were gangly and even more stick-like on his slender body. Even though he still built Legos, spun around on the smooth wood surface of our living room floor and slept on Spongebob sheets, the adolescent changes in Lance challenged me to make peace with and embrace the transformation of my very goofy, but no-longer-a-little-boy, man-child.