Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My Special Friend

One of my favorite things to do is spend time with my son.  Is there someone you just "connect" with?  Well, that's how it is with me and him.  He makes me laugh, we share stories, he's respectful, and he's one of those people that you just want to be around.  When he was little I used to swing him on a tire swing all the time that was in my aunt's front yard.  This isn't a picture of him, but it sure brings back those sweet memories.


Now, I'm not a big fan of tatoos, but when he came home with a cross on his arm, I couldn't help but smile.  Before he got the tatoo, I told him that he should know what the holy cross means before putting it on his body.  After telling me, in his own words, I realized he knew exactly what it means, and I am so pleased to know that it is written in his heart.


We go and get a bite to eat once a week and catch up on the happenings of our lives.



Being so active with work, studying, hobbies, working out, he still makes time for good ole' mom, and I am so thankful for that.



He is like a light in the window on a dark day.



Is there someone that makes you feel happy every time you're around them?
 
~Sheri

The Bears are Google Image                           

28 comments:

Lucy said...

Hi Sheri,Beautiful tribute, sounds like you raised a great son.Blessings..

Terra said...

How good to have a close relationship with your son; I have a close relationship with our sons too. It is a blessing.

TARYTERRE said...

What a wonderful description of your relationship. "He is like a light in the window on a dark day." You are lucky, indeed for such close ties.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

Beautiful post and I can see how very close you are to your son.
They are precious and I love spending time with my son too.

Happy day
hugs
Carolyn

louise said...

My son is 41 but my heart still skips a beat when I'm with him!

Ann said...

Oh my
I can feel the love
and I can totally relate as I have only one child who I love dearly
my 12 year old son. I just love to be with him and your story is inspiring... I mean at least you still get to meet him once a week now that he has his own life to live.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Such a lovely post and it's great that you have a close bond! x

joanna said...

I feel you, Sheri! I feel the same when I'm with my daughters :) and they are so far away..in the US
beautiful post.
xoxo

syros2js said...

I 'm sure the your son is a very good guy and that's because of his adorable mother!!!
I reall enjoyed this post, sweetheart!!!
Lots of kisses!!!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Sheri, This was a lovely post to read. It is wonderful that you are so close to your son.
My closest friends are my daughters, Natasha and Danielle, I love them dearly and I have a wonderful time when I am with them, but sadly they both live away.....but it is so exciting when we meet up, and we have great fun.
Best Wishes to you and your lovely son,
Daphne

Teresa said...

Disclaimer: I Love Tatoos! I really do. No. I don't have any and haven't encouraged any of my kids to do one.

Like you I like to believe it is something personal - their body in fact - and if they need a reminder or a sign - through a tatoo - of it, who am I to interfere?


Both my kids make me feel the same way you do. They're - trully - my other half.


With husband the Love is different but I don't think he's my "missing" (I'll explaing the missing remark below) part. He is a wonderful, amazing in fact, part that I need to... breath. To be. To...


But my kids...


We're so different but at the same time the same.

I do think that when we carry them inside they take all that time because they are picking the best of us and forming the most amazing human being.

If you're fortune to go several times that journey you learn that you had lots to spare and each will take advantage of what suits them ahahahah

I believe this is the first time I'm admiting this but when Miguel was born we were instantly friends.

He is the older. I was so young and, girl, did he do everything to make things easy for me. That tiny being knew when I wanted to sleep, to play and complied. He still does.


When Mafalda came we were already best pals. And I didn't bond with her the same way.


That girl gave me the run as soon as she popped out ahahah. We didn't become instant friends. Not really. I think she was born to be the Alpha Female and wouldn't give up her title for her life.


If that meant to call attention to my shorts she did. If that meant making me (or triyng to) strong as she is she was ruthless.

Then one day I stopped ressenting her role, and found my BFF.

She still thinks funny of my relation with Miguel - she is in that phase that thinks he isn't that gorgeous, that funny, that intelligent - but started finding funny that silly me thinks so (see? like friends do when they don't trust their teen friend's judgement ahahah not only related with her brother but also Celebrities and Ideas and Tastes)


They make me feel like you do. When I "meet" them - wether after a long day of work, or when they return from a few days out (since they're both living with us) - I can clearly listen to- and feel the - click. Of complementing and making it perfect and complete.


If I feel unperfect and uncomplete without them? No. Curiously enough I don't. I think they leave behind enough to keep me going ahahahah


Why did I thought you had a teenager son and not a grown-up?! For some reason - and you know I'm prone to this - I thought he was the baby of the house. Still underfoot. A teen like my daughter... Your love sounded new, that's it.

Thank you for introducing him to us. I love knowing new - great - people.

Yours,
Teresa

It's me said...

What a sweet boy !!...love your post today....and my husbunny makes me happy always every day....love Ria...xxx...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Sheri,

what greater experience could a mother have than to have her child (especially a boy!!!!!!!) just give so much BACK for all that you have given?This is so precious and the photos you have found to accompany your words are just perfect. The polar bear and her cub? PRICELESS....I cry! I always wanted a son, a boy who would grow to be a man that would just admire me...teeehehehehehhehe!!!!!!!!!!! OH YEAH! That is true! But the person who makes me feel this way? MY HUSBAND, of course. He is like that brother I never had, that son (oh yeah, in many ways....) and all that anyone could want in a husband.

Have a lovely day dear heart! Anita

Barbara said...

Dear Sheri,

You are so blessed with this beautiful boy! I'm a Mom of two boys and even though they are all gown up, we still have that special bound.

A few years ago I saw this little poem, and thought I will share it with you...

"They know me in a way no one ever has. They open me to things I never knew existed. They drive me to insanity and push me to my depths. They are the beat of my heart, the pulse of my veins, and the energy in my soul ~ they are my kids." ~Unknown ~

Hugs,
B.


Mary said...

How wonderful that you and your son have such a good relationship. I have two daughters, and they make me so happy when we are together.

Susie said...

Sheri, I liked this post. All my girls make me feel like I did a fine job raising them. I tell them , they will always be my daughters....but I am blessed to call them my best friends. xoxo,Susie

Miky said...

Dear Sheri I like this post, is lovely. Your son are pretty ^_^
Kisses
Miky

Shirley said...

Hi Sheri,
What a beautiful post. Love all the photo's and how nice along with wonderful daughters you have a wonderful son. A blessed family!

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Such a lovely post about your son.
Its heartwarming to know that you bond.
I am happy when all my children are around me.
we all talk the same language.. I get big hugs and its wonderful.
My daughter got a tatoo when she was about 18.. its a tiny little english rose just below the color bone... its so sweet.
two of my sons have a couple of tatoo's. they are adults and it was their choice..but all to do with music.
happy weekend sheri.. and thank you for your support. i hope i don have anymore problems.
val x x

miss b said...

He sounds like a wonderful, thoughtful son - must be the way you brought him up! Lovely that he enjoys spending time with you.
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sparklegem said...

That's wonderful that you and your son are so close. I'm very close to my two nephews and they always make me smile!

Beauty Follower said...

Lovley post dear! Makes me want to have a child pretty soon :)

Keity said...

Hi Sheri,
I moved by your story! I have two sons, but I don't have a chance to think about them like you. Yes, they are precious for me and thank you for letting me notice:)
Your photos are also impressive!
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Of course, I'm your newest follower:)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet one!

Thank you for coming to read my poem; yes, my father's ancestors are SPANISH, having founded a whole town in Mexico and establishing their European roots there. My mother used to grow what looked like MINT by the side of the garage, but in Spanish is called Yerba buena (Good herb) and when I had a sore tummy, there goes my mum, cutting leaves and making tea. It was GROSS! But it took away the pain.

I would love to see your write where YOU ARE FROM, using the template I provided via the link. TRY IT!

Happy Sunday my dear, Anita

Deborah said...

Sheri I had to smile all the way through your post....because I know..just how great sons are. ;)
I just came back with time away to visit my son!
I am so happy you have such a wonderful friend in your son!
They are a true blessing from above!
Thanks for sharing and your photos tell your heart so well.
Hugs!

All my heart,
Deborah xo

Attic Clutter said...

Hi Sheri (:)
oh clawfoot tubs
yes love em..
if they have the claw feet I think then you call them that (:)LOL
otherwise not sure what you call them ..other then ...lovely tubs (:)
hugs..P

Lila Moonlight said...

Yes, my son : ) I hope to feel the same way as you when he is a young man : )

Marcia said...

"...a light in the window on a dark day." You. :)
Thinking of you.
I decided to go back to my simpler and quieter blog during my leave from the shop. Hope you'll visit. I think it's perfect for me right now during this transitional year. We will probably move again before the end of the year. My art table will have to wait for now. I need simplicity again.
Love you, friend.
Hugs to you.
I love being with my son too. We are blessed mamas.
XOXO's