April 28, 2009

grab each opportunity

I am not going into work today. I am not sick... but I have an important appointment to keep... I am going on a field trip with my son. The where doesn't particularly matter... it is more the why. So, why? Because he wants me to be there.

A few weeks ago he bounded in the house with permission slips in hand... and asked me if I could go with them. I think he had an arsenal of convincing reasons stuck in his pocket... because he started right in- You only got to come to one other match... But I stopped him in his tracks. Yes. I can go. The joy in his eyes was real... and his sweet smile was almost too big for his face. He wants me to be there.

My baby is almost a teen... getting closer every day... and so I am grabbing each opportunity, because I am sure that one of these days he will lower his eyes and mumble Do you have to go? I keep a hope in my heart that we will never come to that moment... but reality tells me otherwise.

I am not going to work today... and it will be a day well spent... with my son. He might not sit with me... he may not even have a chance to talk to me. But he will know that I am there.



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9 comments:

reliv4life said...

You are a good mom - and you know what? My teens still want me around! they are not embarrassed of me - seems so odd because I remember not wanting my parents around. I will wish for you that your kids will never tire of having you there - it is truly a blessing.
where do you work?

K said...

Somethings are more important than work.

Have a great day.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Very sweet. Yes, we need to get to these events while they still want us to be there. HAVE FUN!!!

Jen said...

melt my heart!

Tänia said...

What a great Mom you are! And your son is blessed.

Tänia of Faith Prints

emily said...

*sigh* that is so good. I'm so glad you are going just so he'll know you're there. So good.

Rachael said...

being there is the most important thing, good for you.

Crissie said...

Oh Dawn, how BEAUTIFUL! You put that into words so much better than I could have. Thanks for sharing!

xoxoxoxo

Life with Kaishon said...

this is so beautiful. It makes me want to cry because I could not go to any of Kaishon's parties or field trips this year. They always fell on days of court or something I couldn't miss. But you know what? I should have missed whatever it was I couldn't! These moments are so fleeting.