to be Mother more than anything in the whole
wide world. Even though the notion of motherhood
is somewhat archaic in the world as a whole,
it was the dream she dreamed.
She tried and tried and things kept going
terribly wrong, but she didn't give up.
And even though her heart kept breaking
she prayed, and hoped, and dreamed of the
day when she would hold a tiny baby
in her arms.
One day, her dream came true and she was
blessed with a healthy (almost) 9 pound
baby boy who healed her very broken heart.
Her dream of being a mother had come true.
The Gods must have decided she deserved
a really GOOD baby, who would grow into
a really GREAT son...because somehow that's
what she got. Better than good and somehow
beyond great too. Delicious and fulfilling
and joyful her heart rang true as she
raised him. This was what she had been
called to do. Somewhere in the deepest
parts of her soul, this was what resonated
Time passed and in
instant, her child has grown into a
HOW could this be possible? Yesterday
he was two, and tomorrow he will be gone.
She is trying to remember how this all
happened so fast, the time part--flying
by--that is, and if she did the best that she
could (she is SURE she didn't do everything
Now this boy is getting ready to graduate.
The mothers heart is feeling very heavy
and sad that her "baby" is all grown up.
She is very excited to see what his future
will hold and is certain if he chooses to
he will FLY! She cannot wait to watch
him soar and reach in and be a part of the
whole process when he lets her. When he
wants her. When he needs her.
Those days will become less. And less.
In the meantime, this 'letting go' thing
is coming with its fair share of tears
on the mothers part. She's trying to
hide them, but sometimes they sneak out.
Please forgive her. It feels as if a
tiny chunk of her heart is leaving
her body, a part that has been a bigger
part of the whole for a very long time
(18 years!) and letting go of that
part is hard.
This mom whispered to her husband
on Saturday, that as hard as these
transitions in life are, SHE
literally felt like the luckiest mom
in the whole wide world on Saturday night.
She got to be a teeny part of this boys Prom.
A friend hired a Chef to cook food (good
stuff!) and she got to decorate and
be creative in her mother in laws loveliest
of yards to help create a moment for
She wanted it to feel magical for them.
So she tried her very best to create some.
She got to serve food and take pictures, on
her camera and in her heart, of the priceless
priceless moments. This snapshot in time.
Lucky for her, the pictures in her heart will
be imprinted there forever.
Sigh. Happy sigh.
It was a lot of work, but even more joy...
And as she said before, She felt like the
LUCKIEST Mom in the whole wide world
on Saturday night.
She proudly presents...
Olympus Senior Prom Dinner
~With love from ALL the
parts of her heart~
that MOM :)