Mother/Son Relationship

I have been blessed!  I can not say this enough.  Tonight was one of those moments that I am reminded of how fortunate I am.

I go through bouts of insomnia.  Last night (Sunday into Monday) I went to bed at 8:30 Monday morning.  Two hours after my husband left for the airport.  I tried to sleep Sunday night but sleep was an elusive beast!  Today, Monday, was spent trying to get some sleep.  Phones were turned off.  Blinds were shut.  Eye mask was in place.  Shut brain off long enough to get some sleep.  Of course when I did wake I was still tired because now my routine was off.  I spent the day lounging.

My son got out of work around 6.  Instead of cooking I suggested we go out for dinner.  We decided to go to P.F. Changs.  This seems to be turning into “our place”.   It provides a nice place for us to catch up.  We each ordered a meal and then shared.  I heard about his day.  About the difficult customer that could not understand unless he wanted to attach a very long extension cord to his phone and/or his lap top he was not going to get service when he took his boat out.  We laughed about some of the funny comments an elderly woman made while my son worked on her cell phone.  Our topics went from our day to day operations to “What would you do if you won the lottery?” and everything in between.

Maybe because I am tired but I feel reflective…blessed…that I have the relationship I do with my son.  We spent almost 3 hours eating, laughing and talking.  I wish everyone had this kind of connection with their child.  I was lucky, am lucky, to have it with my parents.  I like my parents.  I liked my parents when I was a teenager and was not supposed to like them!  LOL

I am grateful that it carried on to the next generation.  I enjoy knowing the man my son has become.  He is well versed, intelligent, funny and thoughtful.  When I had surgery in July my husband was only able to take a week off from work.  Our son has had to pick up the slack from my being down.  He has had to take me to my therapy and doctors appointments.  He truly turned into my left hand!

I will finish with what I started with “I have been blessed”.

Good night (Lord willing) LOL

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shari Kelley
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 00:45:01

    I loved when you said you liked your parents when it wasn’t cool to like your parents. That is how I felt, too. How wonderful you have such a good relationship with your son!

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  2. Not Everyone Here is On Vacation.
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 07:22:45

    This is a beautiful post reminding us to take time for the important things in life, You are blessed.

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  3. Peri's Spice Ladle
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 15:19:40

    This is just the kind of relationship a mom should have with her son or any child with their parent…so glad to hear of yours:) I’m working on building mine with my little ones…

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    • diaryofacrazedhousewife
      Jan 29, 2013 @ 18:02:28

      Thank you for the response! My mother had four children. She made a point of spending time with each one of us alone. Our outings were normally to a park and then to McDonald’s for a coke. I don’t remember what she did with the older kids. But, I still cherish the alone time I had with her as a child!

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  4. Peri's Spice Ladle
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 23:02:51

    Oh yes, we were three of us and my mom and dad had a rapport with each of us:) It’s true that we learn our parenting styles from our parents…

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  5. thesalemgarden
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 14:22:07

    I love this post Joy! You and Adam are both very, very blessed!

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