I am talking to all you boy moms out there. Yeah you!
Do y’all remember the first time you held your little boy in your arms? Can you recall how it felt to hold his little hand as you crossed the street? Or what it felt like the first time he called you “mom.” Some of you don’t have to look so far back to remember these moments…but some of us do. My son is about to turn 17 years old and it’s been so long since the days when he was tiny enough for him to sit on my lap.
What I know
These moments just come and go. They are there one day and then the next day they are gone. Y’all I can’t remember the last time my son called me “mom” (I’ll write more about that later since apparently there are many people in this world that struggle with calling people by their names). But my point is that I don’t have a recording of him saying the word “mom” or “mommy.” I don’t have one… I never thought of recording it. I always thought it would be something I would hear. And y’all I hope one day he says it again. Because right now I don’t remember the way it sounded.
The one thing I do have are pictures of both of us. Moments frozen in time that I can look back on and remember how my heart felt when he kissed my cheek. I have pictures of my little boy over the years… photographs that will forever remind me of the connection we share. And in my heart I know that when my son is all grown up.. and maybe I am no longer here on this Earth… he will look at these images and thank me for taking them. Because then it will be his turn to feel the love his mama gave him through the years just by looking at a picture.
Do this for your little boy… get in front of the camera with him!