We watched our boy compete in heptathlon at States this weekend. We saw him high jump and pole vault, live streaming on our laptop, his dad and me, shoulder to shoulder across the bed, glued to the screen, always finding our boy in the crowd, lean and loping, watching him clear the bar, again and again. We saw him come third in high jump. His dad attended his track meets every weekend while he was in high school. He kept looking for our son's high school track buddies and having to remind himself this was college now. He said, "Finally, I get to see my son compete again!" We miss that boy.