I talked about my great-grandson's graduation from the eighth grade a bit. However, there is more. He and another boy are the shortest in the class. In August, they'll be headed to high school.
Being short has not been a detriment to my grandson--he's the short boy on the right in the photo with the hair hanging in his eyes--he was elected student body president for his last year at the school.
I asked him if he was going out for any sports, as he's always been a good athlete. His answer, "Baseball and Basketball." He is a great baseball and basketball player but wondered about him making the team because of his height.
His answer was, "The coach knows how good a player I am, he's seen me play."
What my hope is that he'll go through one of those growth spurts this summer.
The kid has plenty of self-esteem, being short has never held him back. It may be a bit tougher in high school--but I think he's up to the challenge.
The heads in the forefront of the photo and his mom's and dad's.