Friday, August 15, 2008

BonVoyage My Kwee...On to the Next

This is our first born Grandson

Kory LaQuess Pullam

Affectionately known as Kwee

by Me

Today has been a strange kind of day for me. I am feeling fine since fighting a summer cold for awhile. I have been going through some minor emotional spurts throughout the day. Because Kory leaves for college camp today before the fall semester starts. He won't be back until he has a fall break. This is his first college year and he will be off on his own without his parents and of course "me".

I have been reflecting all day of his many transitions since his birth. I was there at the hospital when he took his first breath. I could not believe I was somebody's Grandma. I was to young to be called that so, Nana it was going to be from now on. He touched my heart in a unique way. I didn't think that would happen again as lovingly, after the birth of my own sons but it did. Everything seemed as though it was a first for me all over again although I had been a mother three times already. The firsts were so exciting again.....LOOK, he smiled, he laughed, sitting up on his own, Did he say Mama or Nana? Oh boy! he took his first step. We all were so proud to see him take on each challenge like a champ. With each new conquest I felt as I always did about Kory's dad (Kevin)...there is nothing he can't do, so on to the next.

Well, it's been a lot written in your history since that first step. Grade school, sports, acne, hurt, pain, driving lessons, prom, graduation, etc. Now, it's on to the next.

Again I feel like he is about to take his first step. I know there is a possibility of falling but there is no doubt in my mind that he will get up and eventually began running. There will be some more firsts before him. May he choose always to follow Christ in all of his ways.

I know his parents are feeling much of the same way that I am, probably even more so. I pray for all of us as we settle into the idea that Kory is off and running. He has been prepared for this season in his life. I am sure he will have a safe journey.

Bonvoyage My Kwee



Pastor Kraig L. Pullam said...

I haven't read this one yet. So I will finish reading it later. But I will say - it's time to ADD Twitter!!!! You might as well keep going!!!

Pastor Lance A. Mann said...

Oh My Goodness!!!! Kevin and Kraig's Momma has a blog. Praise Him from whom all blessings flow. I am totally looking forward to reading anything you have to say. There is a great need for more women who know the Lord to stand up and be a powerful example to younger women in the church. There is no better example than a woman who also is the First Lady of her church. God be praised.

P.S. Kraig I hope you can keep up with your momma (LOL)


Vietta P's Two Cents Worth said...

I am sooooo excited to see your comment on my brand new blog. I have been reading and sometimes commenting on yours. I look forward to the occasional exchange. One question? Do you think I can also be instrumental in helping some of that Brothas as well as the Sistas? Just thought I'd ask :-)

As far as Kraig keeping up with his Momma, lets just say, he will let me have the last word. Unless, I am wwwwaaaayyyy out in left field.

Have a blessed time in the Lord on tomorrow.

Pastor W.L. Pullam said...
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Pastor W.L. Pullam said...

Praise the Lord! Great words for a wonderful and loving grandson. As his grandfather (Bebop), I totally and completely agree with all that you have shared. Kory has been special since the day he was born.
I pray that he will continue to allow God to "order his steps."
God has blessed us exceeding abundantly.

Pastor Lance A. Mann said...

Mother, you can help anybody you want. I am just expecting great words of wisdom from your heart. Be Blessed.


Pastor Andre' A. McGhee said...

I am excited to have you join us in the land of the blog. Your wisdom and spiritual insight is welcomed and appreciated.

We are praying for you as you adjust to Kory's coming out party.

By the way, thanks for your comment on my blog. I haven't had the chance to speak with Rev. Johnson regarding your question, but we will inform you of the result. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Pullam thanks for the comment. I must say that Kai is a spitting image of his grandmother.
I see you all over him.

I must say also that I am honored to have met you via the blogosphere.I know you are very proud of all your sons. Having only met Kraig,it is evident through his behavior and character that his parents have done a masterful job of raising such a fine young man. I knew the first time I heard Kraig preach that he was going to be a very gifted and talented preacher of the gospel and though I am not a profit in the conventional sense, my prediction is surely coming to pass.I know you are proud of him and God's blessings upon you and your husband for raising such a godly son.

God Bless.

Tony R.

Pastor Kevin L. Pullam said...


Well... You already know how I feel about this "situation." lol
It has been a few days now and I guess it hasn't REALLY settled in yet. I think that will happen on Friday when we move him into the dorms and leave him there. Wow... Now that's going to be weird.

Thanks for the posts. I was suprised to see that you have already been busy working on it. I will have to check it more often now so that I don't get behind.

Love you,

Anonymous said...

Well, coming from the grandson I would to say that I thank God everyday for surrounding me with soooo much people who love me. To God be the glory for the great things he has done. In the beginning, many doubted the kind of person I would become because of the way that I got here but with God everything is possible. I think it's safe to say that I turned out alright. Lol. But anyway, I love all my family and thank you for believing in me every step of the way. I love you and may God keep all of yo u.

Vietta P's Two Cents Worth said...

Dear Anonymous (Kory/Kwee). You are a treasured gift sent to us by God. I am grateful for that. We will always believe in you, and you will ALWAYS be loved. Take great care of yourself for me. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Love you.