Step Forward

My oldest son just turned 17 and with that I realized he will be leaving the nest soon. Not only will he be taking a huge STEP FORWARD, but as his Mom and woman influence in his life, I will also be taking a STEP FORWARD into this new life changing transition. Since the journey to empty nest takes many years, I've been preparing for a while now. I went back to work a few years ago as a real estate agent and most recently started this blog which has been a great creative outlet for me. 

As the woman influence in his life, I can only hope I was able to provide him with the basic life lessons to STEP FORWARD to this next stage and succeed in life. As a woman, I have never completely understood exactly what my son goes through from a little boy to grown man. But I know for a fact that a mother's love makes him stronger and more independent and that's what I can provide ... love.

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All photos on this post by Shannon Raske  shannonraske.com

This sweatshirt dress was the perfect match to a cute pair of pink Nikes. My Nike shoes here His Nike shoes here

This sweatshirt dress was the perfect match to a cute pair of pink Nikes.

My Nike shoes here

His Nike shoes here

When did my son tower over me and start wearing men's sizes?

When did my son tower over me and start wearing men's sizes?

Pretty in pink! What else could be more comfortable than running shoes for a long day of shopping and even better in pink!

Pretty in pink! What else could be more comfortable than running shoes for a long day of shopping and even better in pink!

My Nike shoes here His Nike shoes here

My Nike shoes here

His Nike shoes here