life tasked me
an enthusiastic acceptance
my heart grew up
and bigger with him
my life turned upside down
lessons learned changed
my future self
such a man now
a decent one
not a little big boy
he’s leading the charge
on the rest of his life
replaces my worry
his success now leads him
the torch is passed
with relief and validation
“Mama!” screeched little Jennie.
“Yes, dear. What’s up?” yelled Dana, her mom, from the kitchen as she continued to focus on making lunch from the kitchen.
“My nooth sis hoot. Sall reb!” came the answer back from the living room.
“That’s nice, honey! Lunch is almost ready, come to the kitchen table, please.” said her mom as she scraped the spread on the sandwich.
Jennie walked up behind her mom and tugged on her shirt.
Dana turned around and screamed.
“OHHHH!!! JENNIE, WHAT HAPPENED!?!?!?!” as she jammed a big glob of Nutella into Jennie’s nose to stop the massive bleeding.
**This was a dare from my husband to incorporate a childhood favorite into a story along with children and orifices. LOL
Jason and Ian, my precious babies.
Motherhood meant striving to give them the best of me they were deserving of then realizing they were rewarding me with more value than I had to offer.
Years of moments – delicious, frustrating, hurt, joyful, enlightening, spontaneous, fun, sad – quickly turned both into young men. Adults venturing out into the world, and away from me.
As new chapters develop in their lives, I’m looking forward to their stories, their adventures. As they offer the world the best of themselves, may life reciprocate and give back in abundance what they so richly deserve.
***the names have been changed to protect the innocent.
You are incredibly obstreperous!