"He gives children to the woman who has none and makes her a happy mother. Praise the Lord!" -Psalm 113:9
I counted your fingers I counted your toes. From your first heartbeat to your first breath you had me heart and soul. My little Prince, my handsome boy, God only knew what our future held, and He knew what He was doing blessing me with such joy.
I love all my children and thank God each day I am blessed with them. My girls are so special and my precious gems. But I have come to learn there is something very different, an unexplainable bond and my love for my son is different than my girls. I love them all the same but in different ways.
As I’ve watched my son grow I have been lucky to be home not working for most of his life. He has brought me heartache, especially those 10-12 years, and he has brought me laughter. He is an extension of his dad in looks and many actions, especially those goofy ones, yet he has so much of me in him. His heart is big and his soul sensitive, except when teasing his sisters. His work ethic is strong and even though he hates being asked to do those pesky chores, I know I can count on him to help me around the house, even through the griping. He’s my boy and I’m so proud of the man he is turning into, stubborn streaks and all.
This weekend my hubby and I couldn’t be prouder of him. Through all his years of academic struggles and each trial faced, we have come to the conclusion of his years of school. He is graduating!
From his first steps to riding a bike to driving on his own we have watched him grow and this is a moment we have prayed for and looked forward to and our hearts are overflowing with pride and joy.
God knew I needed my son in my life to keep me on my toes and balanced and He put the perfect life in our lives. Yes, we’ve had our disagreements and fights and he’s turned a few hairs gray, but each trial, each accomplishment and each day has made him who he is today and made me a better parent and person through it. I know there will still be trials and days I want to scream but I also know God had big plans for him and I can’t wait to see what this next chapter brings.
Michael, you are on e of my loves and I have treasured each memory good and bad. Your goofy smile keeps me smiling and your protective heart brings me comfort. You are not only my son but my friend and I am so very proud of where you are in life and who you’ve become.
For all mothers of sons, I know you understand me and for all parents blessed with their bundles of joy, treasure each moment good and bad, give your children to God’s care while doing your best to raise them and take each day as a gift. If you’ve already seen them grow and graduate, enjoy the chapters you’re in now and if you still have younger kids in school, know this day will come. Be patient and supportive, they will make it. God is good, and He has a plan for each of your treasures.
Congratulations Mike, mom and dad love you!