The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 Sports Director Rick Karle:
He graduated from high school three days ago. Oh, he's getting hyped for college and he's not looking back. But I am. Where did the 18 years go? They went toward (along with my wife) helping to raise my son Noah (my daughter Mia is 14, so there's lots of work yet to be done).
Yes, being a parent is tiring and demanding, but it's also absolutely awesome. I've been thinking of the memorable things I have seen over the last 18 years as my son has grown into a man.
Every father and mother can fill a notebook full of stories about their kids. As we head toward the summer, maybe it's time we all take a moment to appreciate how special our kids have been to us. Perhaps our kids are bit smarter and more resilient than we think.
Me? I plan on enjoying every minute of my son until he heads off to college in late August. And I'll never stop enjoying his company after that.
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