As I sit in the doctor’s office with Nicholas I begin to reflect over the past nineteen years. The day I found out a new Drake was on its way, the moment we found out a Y chromosome would be added to the mix. Our beautiful girls were estatic. Next was the crazy trip of crying, screaming and racing to the hospital. Then Prince Charming Nicholas Ryan Drake blessed the world, especially our world, with his presence. He entered on a quiet calm manner as if to say, “You can relax I am here for the ride!”
Who knew in a short time we would be waiting to see his xrays on May 16th, 2017 eleven days before graduation. Why? Because of his skateboarding expertise. However, his report was terrific. He has healed completely, praise the Lord.
Doctors appointments completed I can check that off my list. Today…pick up last pictures for scrap book, Nicholas completes Pre-Cal packet/final and then from here on out we prepare for May 27th.
Where did the little boy go who danced in front of the television, told us stories about dragons and lava walls. How many hours have I pushed him on a swing only to hear push me higher mommy! Heres to pushing you higher son! I would do it all over again each day/moment.
I laugh when I think of how much peanut butter you have consumed in your lifetime. Or how when the preacher was too long winded and you would take out your toy finger guns and create sound effects such as pew pew pew which was your way of communicating, “It’s time to shut up preacher man.
My memories are amazing. The times when the girls wold dress you up and you always played along. Days of the go cart, fancy batterized cars, motorcycles, bicycles and of course now Grettle (Honda Civic he wanted since he was 14), vacations, friends and fun times.
Best advice I can give…is have fun. There will be struggles in life, but if your end result is to have fun, enrich your life with joyful events, people places and activities that bring you joy and any kind of struggle will be merely a speck in your lifetime. Life is amazing and I am thankful for you being a part of mine. You have brought me and many others laughter, peace, tranquility and a love that surpasses all. I love you Nicholas Ryan Drake and am looking forward to what you choose to do each day.