Wednesday, January 4, 2012

25 rules for moms with sons

I came across this little blog today, and I find it SO amazing and in perfect timing. 

For the past week, my lil guy has been so sick. As a mother this truly breaks your heart. Seeing my son so helpless and miserable was probably the hardest thing to date-well minus seeing him after his surgery! He is not much of a cuddler so I took advantage of every cuddle time! Apparently the flu bug is going around, but it seems to only last a week. Fingers crossed! It has been a week today since he has been sick. He ate all of his breakfast this morning and is definitely happier. His appetite isn't quite back to normal yet, but its definitely on its way.

Ok, so back to this blog about 25 rules of being a mother to a son. I absolutely love all the things she wrote, but the last one really stuck out to me: Be Home Base. I thought about this and reflected over the past week. I really was home base to him. He really only wanted his mommy since he wasn't feeling well. Then I started to reflect on his little life span thus far...have I been home base? Since his life span is so short I don't have much to reflect on, but it has challenged me for his future. To always be there for him, not just for the proud mommy moments.

Click on the link above "25 Rules" and see what she has to say, but I will leave you with her words about being Home Base:

You are home to him.  When he learns to walk, he will wobble a few feet away from you and then come back, then wobble away a little farther and then come back.  When he tries something new, he will look for your proud smile.  When he learns to read, he will repeat the same book to you twenty times in a row, because you're the only one who will listen that many times.  When he plays his sport, he will search for your face in the stands.  When he is sick, he will call you.  When he really messes up, he will call you.  When he is grown and strong and tough and big and he feels like crying, he will come to you; because a man can cry in front of his mother without feeling self-conscious.  Even when he grows up and has a new woman in his life and gets a new home, you are still his mother; home base, the ever constant, like the sun.  Know that in your heart and everything else will fall into place.