Today, I had a chance to visit with my little boy and I was taken back to when he was a child. Now, he's grown an' travels the world an' I don't get to see him very often. Still, he will always be a little boy, in my mind. In fact, in my mind, none of my children have grown beyond that marvelous period of childhood.
If you have children, I'm sure you know what I mean. Can you ever really forget the first time you laid eyes on any of them? Its as though a camera went off in my brain and the image is permanently there. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not. All I know is that I can sit back and watch the videos of times-past and still enjoy bein' a young mother.
Once, when I introduced this particular little boy to a friend, I said that he was one of my babies and my friend quickly corrected me, saying, "No, no, Mama. He's all grown-up, now."
Imagine how thrilled I was when this wunnerful man-child-son of mine responded in this way. "No, no. I'll always be her baby."
He So understands my heart.
Until the next time, keep a hug on.