• Life

    A New Beginning For Him

    Today is the day I have always held in my heart with a little fear, concern, and a lot of apprehension. It came too soon, and while I’ve always known it would come, I’m still not prepared. But I don’t think I ever would have been. Today, my oldest son is 18, a legal adult, and still one of the loves of my life. I won’t get to spend it with him, unfortunately. But what mom does not let that stop her from wishing him all the love in her heart on this special day? I started at midnight texting him birthday memes, and have continued throughout the day. And…

  • Love,  Parenting,  Thoughts

    How Did I Get Talked Into This?

    Tonight I get to chaperone a bunch of teens, sort of. Mostly, I’ll be sitting at a table in a ballroom of a local hotel watching kids dance, parents watching their kids dance, and refilling candy bowls. I will be the only parent there without a kid at this event. It’s the local high school band banquet, and because my eldest son attended this school last year and I signed up to volunteer before he moved to his dad’s last summer, I will be helping out. In a formal dress, because it’s a formal event. Think prom for band geeks. Fortunately, my dress is short so I won’t have to…