As I was pondering what to do for this weeks black and white entry, Big J piped in and said, "What about that one you took of me hanging out of the truck." Of course being me and being over the moon in love with my children, I said yes. I do love this capture for so many reasons, more than I can even express right now.
It shows both of our perspectives. Mine looking both ahead and behind and his only looking forward. And this is exactly where we both are in our journey as mother and son. I spend my days, and many nights if I'm honest, thinking about my sons future...what will he be like when he's a grown man, a husband, a dad, a grandfather? Where will the path chosen for him take him to? Then I find myself thinking about his childhood and the things we've shared together...trips to far away places, trials and triumphs, innocence, an ice cream cone or a secret handshake. As he grows further and further into manhood, his childhood becomes more precious to me, something I don't ever want to forget as I age.
For him, he is only looking at what the future holds for him. Sometimes it's only short term thoughts like driving in a car he has yet to find, plans for next summer, or just what's for dinner. Other times it's of the long distance future like how he will parent his own children or what his 20's or 30's will be like or if he will become that National Geo. photographer he dreams of becoming.
He is looking at the road ahead with excited anticipation and with hope for fulfilled dreams. I do know though that I will be right there to witness each and every skip and each and every stumble. I also know that he will accomplish all his desires with as much enthusiasm as he provides in my life!
Oh how I love you so bubba! Thanks for your help today with this picture and for suggesting to do the background in color...excellent advice! You are a treasure in my life and I can't wait to watch you shine in your blessed life! Continue to move forward and to always listen to your heart...you know who speaks to you there. :)
Love you more than all the stars in the universe! - Mom
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