I picked you up from your Dad today.
I love the way you rush to me, so excited to see me.
You hug me with the passion and excitement only a child can have.
You held my face and told me I looked pretty.
My heart swelled as I kissed your cheeks.
Once in the car, I cranked the heat and listened to your three year old rambling.
You talked about hunting with your dad.
You talked about church.
You talked about Sadie, your puppy.
Then you talked about "her".
I can tell even at three you struggle with wanting to like her, and wanting to be loyal to me.
You test the waters, to make sure its okay.
I want you to know that it is.
I want you to know that just because you like her, doesn't mean you dont love me.
I know you do.
Just as I love you.
I do not feel threatened.
My place is forever set.
You finished by saying:
"You are my mommy... and I am your son... thats how it works!"
I smiled, both hands on the steering wheel, with tears in my eyes, and said "Thats exactly how it works."
Nothing will ever change that.
Lots of people will come into your life..
Some will stay,
and others may not.
But you and me son..
well thats a forever thing....
and "Thats just how it works!"
I love you baby!
To the moon and back,
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Posted by Brittany at 8:08 PM