|Joey realizing he wasn't going|
We considered having the whole family go (sans JP of course). But it would have been quite the investment and we were fairly certain Joey would not be pleased by the sound level. And so it was decided that Big Aaron would take him solo. A daddy/son date. They were both pretty excited, but you know what? It kind of sucked staying behind.
It kind of sucked knowing that lil’ Aaron was going to be experiencing something super cool, and I wouldn’t be there to experience it with him. He was going to be creating a memory, he was going to be so excited, and I would only be able to look at pictures from the evening.
|Apparently, lil' A wasn't able to pull his eyes away!|
It’s funny being a mom.
Even in moments of pure joy, there can be seconds of melancholic sadness.
Sadness realizing your kid is growing up. Sadness realizing there will be MANY things your children will experience without you. I had a bit of reflection as I waited by the window for Big A’s car to show up and my boy to jump out of the car and tell me all about his fantastic adventure.
I was keenly aware I will probably sit on that same couch, waiting for my sons to come home from all different sorts of adventures, adventures they will take without me.
I watched a movie a couple weeks ago. Call me shallow (I’ll take it) but it was one of the better movies I have seen in my lifetime. It was called ‘About Time’. I don’t want to spoil it, but the ‘lesson’ at the end was fantastic! It reminded that every second you live, is the last time you will ever live that second…so make sure to make it good. Today, is the last time time JP will be his age. Today is the last time Joey will smile in the way he is smiling today. Today, is the last time lil’ A will sit by me exactly as he is right now, on his belly, watching monster jam videos, while gently kicking his legs and hitting my arm. We won’t have these moments again.
|Right before he left me for 'all the fun"|
Happy Sunday friends. Hug your kids!
|Joey recovered, we gave him a flower!|