I am extremely fortunate to have 5 children, in addition to that, I’m blessed to have both boys and girls. There are such different relationships we develop with each. I love my girls and don’t get me wrong, we have a very special bond, but there’s just something about mommas and their boys. Its something extremely unique in my opinion.

Anyways, I often dream about the day when my kids get married and start their families, which brought me to this….

You always hear about a girl’s daddy “giving his daughter away” on her wedding day. I had never thought much about the mommas and their sons. I don’t have any brothers so it never really crossed my mind. But y’all mommas give away something too. Something just as precious. Something I knew I would never get back.

I gave away being the one he hugs and kisses

I gave away being the one he looks for in a crowd

I gave away being the first person he turns too when things get tough

I gave away being the one he makes laugh in the middle of day

I gave away being his number one girl

I gave away a piece of my heart

I gave away my son

Deep down I know he will always love me but I also know he loves her more. He loves her more than his momma and that’s ok. That’s how I knew he had found the one. But isn’t that what we want? We want them to marry a girl who they will put first even if it means we become second.

Mommas,

Love him while you are still first

Kiss his sweet baby face and linger in those lanky teenage hugs

Drive him to school even when he is grumpy and doesn’t say a word to you

Listen when he needs to vent and blow off steam

Love on his friends

Bring the motrin to school for the 100 thousandth time. He may have a headache OR he may just want to get out of class and chat with you for a minute.

Sit next to his hospital bed even though he screwed up

Soak up every minute under those Friday night lights.

Love him, forgive him and forgive yourself for the things you didn’t get right

Because one day, you will give him away….

You will stand and watch him give his heart to the love of his life. You will dance and he will say the sweetest things about who he has become because of you. He will hug you tight and it will feel a little bit like a goodbye. You will become his 2nd best girl and it will be so dang HARD…

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One thought on “Being A Mom To A Boy

  1. Oh my gosh. This hit hard!! I have three sisters, so I haven’t seen that happen in my family. Like you, I also have five kids, three girls and two boys. The older of the boys is almost seventeen and I can SEE him becoming a man – ACK!! I love it and am so scared at the same time, lol.
    Thank you for sharing this encouraging and motivating post. 🙂

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