Monday, July 18, 2011

Why the Invite?

Our oldest M graduated high school (valedictorian – sorry, had to brag) at 17. He wanted to move out immediately but I told him I didn’t think anyone would/could rent to a 17 yo. I also wanted him to stay home, concentrate on freshman year and save money.

Last fall he got his wish and moved into student housing.

He is now 19 and will be starting his junior year of college in the fall. (He’s in the top 15% in his class. Dean's List everytime – sorry, more bragging, I’m a proud Momma)

Last Tuesday he called out of the blue and asked if I wanted to go out to dinner with him.


High School Picture
 I was really nervous. This is not something he does… well, ever done. So many things ran through my head: Is he moving? Is he going to be a daddy? (last I knew he wasn’t seeing anyone) Is he quitting school? (I couldn’t see that, this is his thing) Maybe he wanted to move back home… now THAT would be great news.

The males in the house highly disagreed. The 16yo, C, told me to stop over thinking stuff. It’s been known to happen.

M came by Wednesday to pick me up. I was a little nervous. I asked him if there was something he wanted to talk about. He said no. He just wanted to have dinner.

It was all good. We had a nice long talk. Shared some laughs. It felt REALLY good.

As he got ready to go, he gave me a hug, letting go way too soon, but I’ll take what I can get.

Then it hit me. I need to build new rules for my little family. I need to have us all get together at least once a week – MANDATORY. I’m running this past them in the hopes that they will give me this one. I don’t ask for much. I’m pretty easy to please. I’d rather have hugs from them then any gift. They know this.

NOTHING in my life feels as good as just being with my little family….except having it grow with grandchildren. Unfortunately for me (great for them) it won’t be for a long time.

BTW, sorry, for all the bragging. I have to do it here. In my everyday life I rarely mention these things because I want to stay humble. I’m always telling my boys, “Stay humble or God will do it for you and you won’t like the way He does it”.

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JamericanSpice said...

Brag away momma. That is so sweet!

jellybelly said...

How sweet of him. Such a grown up thing to do :)

The Twerp and I

Debbie said...

I think this is awesome and you should brag a bit - your a mom and entitled! ;) My oldest daughter is graduating this December from college. I'm so proud of her too.
And I would have had the same thoughts if my oldest son asked me to dinner. lol
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Stacy Uncorked said...

Awwww! I'm with Jamerican Spice - Brag away, you totally earned it! ;) I think it's sweet he just wanted to have dinner with his mom! :)

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EmptyNester said...

Are you kidding me? Bragging is a God given right of motherhood! Or, at least, that's what I tell myself when I brag on the Lovelies! LOL

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~ Mona said...

Thanks again. I'm glad this post is what it is and NOT what I was thinking it might be.
: )

Lucy said...

You should be so very proud and it is nice to get together and even nicer when they make the call. Mandatory sometimes makes it an obligation they dread so be careful with forcing obligations, maybe just try organizing get together's more often and don't make them mandatory people like to feel like things are their choice!

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Jenn said...

It isn't bragging; it's sharing the wonderful accomplishments of your family!

What a wonderful son. I hope to have such a great relationship with my son when he grows up. Great job, Mom!

mouse fan diane said...

that's awesome, brag all day. I would.. Be proud of your kids, we love them and support them..If not us then who?/

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Mandi said...

I don't mind the bragging, I brag about my boys all the time. That's part of a mom's job!

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Thisisme. said...

Lovely post my friend. You are quite right to brag, and how lovely that your son wanted to have dinner with you like that. That is such a good idea to get them altogether once a week. Hopefully they will all agree to this.

Kathy said...

Hi Mona, I so get you on the why questions over your dinner date, I do the same. I think the boys know when mom misses them and have it in their hearts to make some sort of amends for being gone. At least my son does that once in a while. He's several hours away so it's not often.

You have every right to brag and would be crazy not to. Your son has made some huge accomplishments!

Hope you have a lovely week.