Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A Not So Fancy Dinner

Every week, I go out to dinner with my son so we can catch up with the happenings of the family and spend some time together.  Instead of going to a fancy restaurant, this time we just went to the park.  I picked up some burritos and drinks at our favorite place, and we sat and ate them at the park.

I noticed a trail around the park, so I told him to walk with me for awhile.



This park is in an older neighborhood.  It's one of my favorites, where houses are painted in mint green,


squirrels scatter about, and birds come right up to you.


On the way home, a song came on the radio, Red Red Wine by Bob Marley.  We listened to it, and I thought of my son, who is my best friend.  He's the coolest young man I know, and he's always there with a smile, giving me a laugh or two, and bringing me peace every day.
 
~Sheri

33 comments:

Stephanie said...

My dear Sheri, what a precious relationship you have with your son. You inspire me, my friend, because I have a son {who is still quite young}. Thank you for blessing my life.

Love and hugs to you!

Holly said...

Oh please forgive me, for some reason I thought you only had daughters. What a special occasion to meet and eat every week.

mess by us said...

such a lovely tradition you have there ;) .. it was perfect weather for park walk!

Have a lovely day!

xx

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Sheri,
You and I have both have one son and then you have two daughters and I have three. We are blessed with loving and strong relationships with all of them, aren't we? I am thankful you had this opportunity to spend such a lovely evening with him. This past weekend I was able to spend some extra time with my son too and it meant the world to me.
Have a beautiful day, Sheri,
Love,
Jemma

It's me said...

This post is filled with love.....love Ria....❤️❤️❤️!

Teresa said...

Precious.
Both of you.
Your relation.
Your you&me Life.
Blessed Be!

Lowcarb team member said...

Sheri ... that's just a lovely post. Special times with your son and that park looks a beautiful place to walk.

Take Care and ...

All the best Jan

Dewena said...

This struck such a chord with me because as much as I love having the whole family together, I also adore time alone with each of them. Your park setting, and the menu, sounds better to me than the fanciest restaurant, and there was privacy for heart to heart talk and a way to walk off a few calories.

We have the one daughter and 3 sons. One son's birthday is this week and I won't get to see him on it. He will be having a wonderful time with his own dear little family and many friends, and I'll spend my day remembering his birth, his toddler cuteness, and the dear man he became--and missing him so much. Come fall, we'll get to go visit and I'm counting the days.

Your weekly meal with your son is such a gift, but then I know you know that.

Dewena

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

How sweet, Sheri! I love how you stay connected each week with your son. I'm sure he appreciates it, too. Your best friend, huh? Must be some amazing guy! Have a blessed rest of the week, dear lady!

Deserae said...

What a great spot to have dinner with your son :o) I'm glad you take time to catch up with your son every week....so special!!!!
~Des

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

You obviously did a marvelous job of bringing him up. To have him turn out to be such a fine young man.

Hugs,
Tessa

Terra said...

Sweet moments.

Beauty Follower said...

This kind of pic nic sound really great!

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Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a wonderful way to spend time with your son, Sheri! I have two and it is so hard to find that 'one on one' time with them now that they are married and starting families. I know that you treasure these moments - your son sounds like a very thoughtful young man! Of course he is - he was raised by you!!! Hugs xo Karen

Barbara Lilian said...

How lovely to meet your son regularly for lunch and the picnic lunch sounds perfect.

Susie said...

Sheri, You and your son sound as close as my daughter and her grown son. That is a special bond...never to be broken. I love the park you walked in today. Blessings to you dear. Love, Susie

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Sheri, your son sounds wonderful and I can tell you have a close bond. MY son (only child)and I are extremely close, He lives up in Los Gatos and of course I am in So CA. I always know when he is on the phone.
I wish I could have lunch or dinner with my son once a week.
But, he sent me a ticket to go up to his house for my Birthday. I will arrive on the 24th and come home on the 28th. Will also get to see my little Kelly.
Have a wonderful week and I so enjoyed the beautiful park you took us to,
Hugs
Mary

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Sheri,
First, I want to thank you so much for coming over to meet Miette.
So sorry I am late in thanking you..

What a beautiful way to spend the day with your son.. Mine too, is my best friend. I wish we had more time to spend together. I think it is so wonderful that you have made this a weekly event. This is a beautiful neighborhood.. So very peaceful looking, and so GREEN..
blessings dear friend,
Penny

TARYTERRE said...

A joyous outing. The perfect way to spend an afternoon. It looks so tranquil there. TREASURE your son. He is a wonderful friend, indeed.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Sheri, what special times you spend with your son. I can tell that he must be a very special person, you and he are so close ! I love that . I know the feeling too as I share a very special bond with my sweet Priscilla. Enjoy the rest of the week…
XOXO Mary

Merlesworld said...

Looks like a perfect way to spend some time.
Merle...............

Patricia said...

How very special to go walking with your son, Sheri - especially amongst mint green houses! It all looks so tranquil and beautiful. xx

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Sheri,
I thought you would enjoy Olivia.. Thank you so much for your visit.
blessings,
Penny

Laura said...

It doesn't always have to be fancy, I'm sure you had a great time relaxing in the park! Thank you so much for your lovely comment, the daisy picks were my favorites too ;-) Have a wonderful summer, xoxo
http://www.hollylovespaul.com/

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear one.

I had internet problems early this morning, but I'm glad to be back on-line to see your post.

In this day of troubles, when we can find trust in those we love, that is the greatest comfort. Your son must be an exceptional young man, meeting his mother regularly. What a dream....

Patty Patterson said...

I'm glad to hear that you and your son are so close. :-) Pretty park, too.

Sola Scriptura said...

Aww, what a lovely post! You're son is blessed to have you as his mum.

Karen said...

What a precious time together. I don't like that my oldest son is so far away. I miss him.

Antee Gurung said...

hi dear,

the park looks beautiful. its nice to have some quality time with your loved ones..
Have a lovely week
Stay in touch
xoxo


Carla from The River said...

So sweet my dear. As you know, I am a mom of boys. Two boys xx oo! We have a special friendship as well. I do pray for it to stay life long.
I love that you do this weekly with your son.
Carla

La Travelera said...

What a lovely post! Beautiful relationship xxx
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Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Lovely post. How sweet of meeting up with you son on a weekly basis. Thanks for your sweet comment and I am following you back!

Doreen@househoneys said...

I'm not surprised you raised such a caring son. How nice that you have a loving ritual...a time for just the two of you. I'm sure you both treasure it, as you should.