I always wanted to be a mom, but I never knew how much I would love being a Boy Mom until I met my son and fell instantly in love. He pushes every one of my buttons, but every day I’m thankful for my son.
November 4, 2015
Meet Benjamin, my silly little seven year old, second grade terror, and the love of my life. Yes, yesterday I told you that my husband my love, but truly my heart belongs to this little boy almost as much as it does to his daddy.
Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be a mom. I played a lot with dolls and when I was 7 and my little sister was born, I took her under my wing as if she were my own. I always imagined myself raising a girl and just knew I wanted to be a mommy. It actually never crossed my mind that I would have a boy.
And then I met Benjamin. And I was instantly in love.
I can’t say that the past seven years have been a joy ride and I definitely can’t say that I’ve been the perfect mom by any stretch of the imagination. But I try my best and this boy is so forgiving of my parenting blunders and somehow we have made it this far.
This school year has been rough on my little man. He’s in an advanced class and in 2nd grade and we’re learning that 2nd grade is a really hard transition. He’s been getting notes home almost every day about him not paying attention in class or not using his time wisely. He gets notes about not being organized and not following directions.
On top of the transition problems, he started complaining about his eyes and seeing double so we had him evaluated and found out he needed glasses. We picked him up two pairs last week and I think he looks so darn cute in them, but he has a hard time remembering to wear them. He’s supposed to wear them all the time, but he’s just been wearing them when he reads.
Despite all the problems he’s been having in school and with his eyes, this young man always has a big ‘ole smile on his face. He gets compliments on his smile on a daily basis and he is always just so happy. Even when I’m failing as a parent and lose my cool and yell or get frustrated with him, he’s quick to hug me and tell me he loves me and all is forgiven. God really lives in the heart of this boy.
So, today I’m thankful for my boy, my little man, my heart, and the love of my life, my little Benjamin. He’s going to do great things in this world, despite my failures in parenting, and he’s going to bring joy to every place he goes in this world.
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