Comments: We Get By With a Little Help From our Friends

Sending prayers his way. I would not want to be a teen again either. It was a hard time for me.

You are a great mom.

Posted by Mary at July 26, 2011 10:19 PM

If a chicken hat, or strawberry hat, or candy corn hat will help, you know it's his.

Posted by Roses at July 26, 2011 10:43 PM

Tell him I'm a psychic and can predict the future and his will be just fine. He is one handsome man. Yaa, I know he doesn't see it. Sucks to be him right now. Worse yet is you. You can see that he will be fine but have no way of getting into that mind and fixing it. And having had fears of my own. I truly get it. It racks through the whole body. Good luck, hugs and prayers.

Posted by vwbug at July 27, 2011 05:27 AM

... I second what Mary had to say.....

Posted by Eric at July 27, 2011 07:58 AM

sending happy thoughts your way

Posted by wRitErsbLock at July 27, 2011 08:12 AM

Whatever the problem may be, he is very fortunate to have such a great group of friends always there for him. If every teenager in America had such a support system for when times got tough, the world would be so much a better place.

Posted by diamond dave at July 27, 2011 08:29 AM

He is a fine young man, but the teen years do suck. I hope that whatever he is going through will start to get easier. My prayers to him. He is perfect, just in his own way. ;) If you, or he, needs a thing, I'm a call away.

Posted by Oddybobo at July 27, 2011 11:50 AM

He has family and friends behind him to help him find those 'spurts of good'. A truly 'good' friend in the teen years is a veritable blessing...that he has more than one is a gift that reflects what he truly has to offer.

Posted by Mrs. Who at July 27, 2011 09:13 PM

I so love those frickin' chicken hats. As soon as you get it all set up, Roses, I'm putting a link so EVERYONE can have a chicken hat!

I said to him the other day, "I miss when you were sad and I could kiss it and you'd smile and it would be better. I miss that..."

I remember someone once said to me, "As they get bigger, so do the problems."

As they get bigger, you can't kiss the problems away. They have to learn how to deal, and figure out whether they will let it rule their lives. I'd give up what I like best about myself, for him to like all of him for who he is.

But it's not an option.

Posted by Bou at July 27, 2011 09:58 PM

Its funny, the things that go on in High School.

Last weekend was my 40th HS reunion. I talked to people who haven't talked to me since JrHi. There were some people there who would talk to me in HS, but who won't talk to me now, for whatever reason.

We all had a good time, even the ones who normally would be sidelined due to lack of social graces. The music wasn't bad either, The Contours (Now that I can dance!) and The Miracles (less Smoky Robinson).

We have lost about 5% of our class, mostly in the last ten years. There may be more, but those are the known ones. (That included one of our two valedictorians. Wow.)

Unfortunately, we were only able to contact about half of the class in the year prior to the reunion. Now that we have a Facebook group, we will keep poking until we find the rest.

Posted by The Thomas at July 27, 2011 10:18 PM