As parents. . . .we pretty much all hope the same thing for our children, don't we?
We do our best in raising them and hope for the best for them. . . .
and often pray for them.
So often while Terrence was growing up, my curious side would wonder what he would do for a living, and who he would marry.
The years continue to fly by far quicker than I imagined they would.
Moments in time come back to me. .. times we laughed together, learned together . . . . and
times I was unnecessarily cross and impatient.
Still in spite of our parenting. . .
Terrence is all that we hoped he might be.
Recently we went back to the playground with Terrence, Bea and their little guy.
He carried the lil' farm hand high on his shoulders. . much like his Daddy did for him.
Often I think that I write these posts for myself .. . .it gives me time to reflect and remember and cherish the moments that I hold dear.
The years that I planned birthday parties and baked cakes and invited little boys to come help celebrate are long over.
Some posts come so quickly for me. . . and yet this one I have written and then deleted sentences and started again.
My heart is so full of memories and a tenderness for my son who since he is a boy . .
cannot possibly "get" a mother's heart.
God did not create little boys to remain "momma boys" forever.. . . .and it's a good thing too.
I'm just so grateful that he is who he is. . . we quite "like" him,
and it always amazes me that he is more like his grandpa than anyone else.
Terrence had fifteen years of his life with this grandpa. . . . not nearly enough time in our estimation and yet God makes no mistakes and now often we smile as we see "Dad" in our son.
Grandpa would be so proud of this boy. . . this man. . . who mirrors him in so many ways.
I pray that he will always have a sensitive heart towards God and towards his family.
I'm still learning about being a mom. . . .I'll always be a mom. . .
the job description just keeps changing.
So. . .on this day marking the 29th year of our son's life. . .
I wish you a wonderful day my friends. I'm hungry for cake.