Day 4 – Thankful for My Son #CrazyThankful

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.

My boy being silly

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.

Robinhood in new glasses

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.

My boy at Bingo

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.

Halloween 2015

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.

Making a science project

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.

Thank You letter to my son #boymom

Thank You Letter to My Son

Newborn Benjamin

Benjamin’s Birth Story

Counting My Blessings #CrazyThankful #Thankful30

Join me on my journey to write 30 days of thankfulness in the month of November for NaBloPoMo and follow my hashtag ā€“ #CrazyThankful ā€“ to find out what Iā€™m thankful for this month and all year long!

What are you thankful for today?


  1. nicole says:

    So sweet! and boys can drive you nuts but they are the sweetest, and so loving.

  2. Erin says:

    Being a boy mom is so rewarding. Seriously, never knew how much I’d love it!

  3. so sweet. thats how i feel about my daughter; i loved my huz and family with everything, but when i had savannah… it’s a brand new feeling. so thankful i get to feel that every single day.

  4. Kelly says:

    These are such sweet posts!

  5. Such a sweetie!! Love the minion costume too!! Who kids are today isn’t who they will be in the future…kind of crazy to think we are the only people that know them fully through every transition of their lives.

  6. What a little sweetheart! I feel your pain with the lack of focus, lack of organization, and little boys looking super-adorable in glasses! Let me just say that the focusing and organization gets better. My son is 14 now and going to college at the same time he’s in high school. He’s doing amazing, but if you had told me he’d be doing this – be so organized, focused, etc. – when he was in 2nd grade I’d have asked what you were smoking, haha. Not because he wasn’t capable, but because at the time he was failing everything due to lack of focus and an inability to keep things organized (even when I was helping him reorganize every single night). My little boy blows my mind every single day, and I’m glad yours does too!

  7. Jenn says:

    My mom has said many times that parenting boys is a lot easier than parenting girls šŸ™‚ Such a touching tribute to your son, I hope his school struggles ease up soon.

  8. What a cutie! I hope he has a great year once he gets in the swing of things. It sounds like he’s got a great support system, so I know it’ll be alright.

  9. He looks like a great kid and sounds like a typical boy (I should know, I have three of them). It’s hard to sit still at school all day and be quiet when all you want to do is run around outside and play! You’re doing a great job mom, keep it up!

  10. Rosey says:

    Perfect in my book means you keep them safe, warm, fed, and happy. Looks like you’re doing a perfectly wonderful job to me. šŸ™‚ Handsome young man you have there too!

  11. Mar says:

    I love takingthee time to write out why you’re thankful! When days get rough it gives you something nice to look back on!

  12. He looks like such a great kid. I feel so thankful for my daughter who brings me joy every day! I am so blessed =)

  13. He really does have the most angelic face and smile–no way you could stay angry at that face too long. There is no right or wrong way to be a parent-you just do what you can and somehow those kids grow up just fine anyway. Thankfully you found out he needed glasses–now it is up to him to remember to wear them!

  14. Erica (@Erica's Recipes) says:

    This is all so perfectly normal, believe me. There is no such thing as a “perfect mother” except that we are all perfectly imperfect mothers. We love our kids to the moon and back šŸ™‚ I have a little boy too so I totally totally get it.

  15. This is so sweet! Benjamin sounds like a darling young man! (With a wonderful name!) šŸ˜‰

  16. I love reading the posts of gratitude this month. Your boy is so cute, I know why you’re grateful!

  17. I love how you are counting all of your blessings. What a sweet and smart little boy you have there.

  18. I have a boy and a girl, and while there are positives to both, there is just nothing like a little boy! They are so much fun. Crazy, but fun. šŸ™‚

  19. What a lovely tribute to your boy. I feel the same way – my kids make me crazy, too but I love them like even more.

  20. Debra says:

    What a sweet boy! I love the minion costume!

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