The top of his head is now right at my chin. It doesn’t seem like it is going to be very long until he has reached my height. I am quite certain that he is going to be taller than me. I am only 5’6’. I am sure Zack will grow to be at least 5’ 9”.
One of the funny things is that Zack still definitely has his “kid” voice. There has been no change in his voice and he sounds pretty much the same he did when he was 6 or 7.
I think Zack is starting to become aware that he is growing and changing. I often find him staring in the mirror in the bathroom. When I ask him what he is doing, he says “Looking at my mustache”. How funny it that. He has even talked about starting to shave. Though I think that is still several years away.
On top of the physical changes I see in Zack, I am beginning to see some mental changes to. He is becoming more responsive to my feedback to him regarding school and just being more responsibility. It is an ongoing effort with him to get him to grow up and act like a 12 year old as opposed to a 6 or 7 year old. He still has a long way to go but he is growing mentally/emotionally as well as physically.
Regardless of the changes that Zack is going through his heart remains the same. He is such a warm, loving and giving kid. He amazes me with the amount of love and care he has to give. Over the last two weeks he has known that I have been feeling very down and depressed. He has responded by being the most wonderful and loving person. I really can’t thank Zack enough for how he has been so supportive. Without him I am quite sure I never would have even ventured out of bed.
Not much more to report for today. I am down to 2 or 3 weeks remaining on my work effort in Boulder. (I am taking a week off at the end of October as Zack has the week off from school.) On November 1 I will take a new position within my company though it looks like I will also be doing my current position through November 15th. For a couple of weeks I will probably being performing two jobs. I don’t expect my new position to gain serious momentum until January of 2011 – but it certainly will require some of my time.
From the sounds of it my new position will enable to work from home most of the time. In some ways that is both a blessing and a problem. It is a blessing in the fact that I will be able to be there to get Zack off to school in the morning. The problem is I will spend pretty much the entire day isolated – which stinks. Oh well – I will just have to deal.
I had hoped to get out to the gym as soon as I returned home from work. But the gym was so crowded this afternoon that there were no parking spaces so I turned around and came home. I’ll try and get out for a workout once Zack goes bed. With Nancy around I can get out to do that. It amazing, besides work or his school the only time I am ever separated from Zack these days is when I go to the gym.
If any one noticed I have changed the name of my blog. It is no longer a Dad and His Boy Living the Life, it is Seeking Redemption. For me this is the most important thing I can do right now. Beside so much to make up to Shelly herself I have to seek the redemption of others. Right now I don't even know that is possible but I sure am going to work at it!
Anyway – I hope everyone’s week is off to a good start.
Thanks and peace to all!