Tuesday, January 03, 2012

My Son, My Sun

"The best academy, a mother's knee."
- James Russell Lowell

As many of you know, I have three little boys.

Julian is 10. He is quiet, shy, pensive, athletic, smart and a gentle soul.


Noah is 7 - almost 8. He is enthusiastic, sensitive, affectionate, funny, energetic and a total ham.


Drew is 14 months. He is wide-eyed, curious, adorable and learning new things each day.


Each is my son.

Each is my sun.

Now they each have many other qualities than what I listed above of course. Some are wonderful. Some...well...some frustrate me to the core at times. Of course.

But I say that each is my sun because they bring light to my life everyday like no other human beings on this earth can.

Many of you who read this blog are parents.

And if you are one of these people you understand the ups and downs of being a mom or a dad. As I have said before, it is like being on a roller coaster.

Is my life as a mother always full of light and sunshine and rainbows and joy?


OK, I exaggerate just a little.

But I try and look at the big picture as much as I can.

Parenting is the most wonderful and the most difficult thing I have ever done and will ever do.

But here's the thing.

My boys are healthy.

My boys are loving.

My boys are turning into amazing little people that I am very proud of.

We have a home. We have food on our table. We have great family and friends.

And as I write this, by baby is crying and that's OK.
But I must pause to tend to him. Is this frustrating? Kind of.

But I will be back.

Until then, I will pick him up, hold him tight and sing to him softly:

"You are my sunshine
My only sunshine.
You make me happy,
When skies are grey.
You'll never know dear,
How much I love you.
I love you more,
And more every day."

Yes, I know that is not the last line to the song. But I like my version better.




  1. This one hits home, My youngest just started singing our favorite song "You are my sunshine" with me last week!

  2. That is so sweet Lora. Yes, big ole tough guy me used the word sweet. - - - Don't forget, I was a Mr. Mom. - - - Your boys are blessed to have such a caring, loving mother.... Tell them Mr. Tim said so.... :)