Saturday, February 27, 2010

Doing what I do best

I have many roles in this life....teacher, mentor, counselor, mender of broken hearts, comforter, advocate, nurse, listener, cheerleader, leader.....

But first and foremost, my job is wife and mother. The Man and I are empty nesters enjoying a quiet existence, well, maybe not quiet because we still have a lot going on in our lives. The Boy likes to think that our lives are boring when he's not here and he has said that he feels sorry for us because we're all alone. We'll let him believe that. ;)

I look at that list above and realize I'm good at a lot of things, but what I do best is mothering my son. He just got home last night from school. We haven't seen him for two months, so it's great to have him home. I can cook for him, wash his clothes (really, it's my pleasure to do so), listen to him, laugh with him, rejoice with him for all of his hard work....

I look at him and think to myself that The Man and I did our jobs well. He's a well balanced, responsible young man who works hard in school and in his job, enjoys life, and is very happy. We're still here to catch him if he falls, to give advice when asked and yes, to offer financial help by paying for school and other miscellaneous needs. But for now The Man and I can relax and pat ourselves on the back for a job well done.

3 comments:

Melisa with one S said...

You sure can! A fine young man, that one.

Such a long way from ninga-ninga and "m-bowl". haha

Dawn said...

Melisa! That is hilarious! Yes, he has come a long way, hasn't he?

Pamela said...

Awwww...he is an amazing young man with amazing parents!!! Be proud!!