We had a great time yesterday as we cooked potatoes and onions in the cast iron skillet and I made a lemon meringue pie and taught Ry how to make meringue and he put it on the pie. He stood in the kitchen eating the potatoes and onions and didn’t even wait for the chicken to be cooked.
We were both so damn happy he was home finally and we sat and watched several episodes of “Weeds” our favorite show to watch together and talked. We both were tired and went to bed and all I could think about was that my son was finally home.
I woke up and there was a big red pile in the middle of the living room floor, that pile was my son and when he woke up he said his bedroom was way to hot so he came downstairs. I was just so glad to have him home and we made buttermilk pancakes from scratch for breakfast.
Ry likes mini chocolate chips added to the batter and he scarfs them down. We went to the post office to get the mail and to the pharmacy to drop off his scripts came back home and waited for salvation army loaded up the air compressor and I have to see my probation officer later this morning.
We are headed to take care of some things but it’s so nice to have my boy home, he didn’t want Shelby to come home for a couple of weeks so it would be just me and him. We work well together doing yard work, cooking, laughing and sharing our time together.
There is nothing like your child to make you aware of how precious life is and there is no greater love than the love you receive from your child. Not all parents enjoy their children and don’t want to be bothered but I say Bother Me, please because you will be gone in a blink of an eye.
Children grow up so fast and you have to grab every minute of every day that you can to enjoy them because time doesn’t wait, no time waits for no one and as I look at the kids pictures when they were younger I remember how they were always with me and how much I have always enjoyed them.
It saddens me to think Shelby will be gone the end of next year and Ry will follow several years later so I want to enjoy every second with them while they are still with me. Life is lonely when you are a widow and when your children leave it’s even harder.
I love my children so much but I know I have to let them become adults and live their own lives but I do know they will always be contacting me and I them. I so hope they grow into happy adults and do not settle for less than they deserve.