A good weekend! Yesterday, Wizard and I went to see Baby Slayer. He’s four weeks old now. Time’s flying by! While we were there, more and more family showed up and I was forced to share my grandson, LOL! It was nice to see everyone.
Okay some proud mom/grandma family rambling here–feel free to skip it and jump to the bottom to tell me how your weekend went if you like.
While there, CPA Boy and Special K gave me an early Mother’s Day gift. It’s a stunningly pretty silver bracelet. It was all I could do not to cry. They told me that now that they have their own child now, they understand more of the work, love and sacrifice, and wanted to thank me for being a mom, and for my help with Baby Slayer. Here’s the thing–they always showed their appreciation, so I enjoyed being able to help. I will always cherish this bracelet for the love that motivated the gesture. I’ll probably go out once this week so Special K can get some homework done, and it gives me one on one time with Baby Slayer.
We also discussed plans for Middle Son’s wedding, or more specifically a wedding shower for his beautiful bride. Here’s one of their engagement photos:
I’m proud of all my sons, and just want to take a moment to talk about Middle Son. He’s my wild child, hugely successful and driven, with a big heart, if I were typecasting him as a hero, I’d say: He’s the tough hero with heart of gold type. This is the boy who would sit and watch any chick flick with me even as a teenager and young adult. Middle Child ALWAYS answers his phone when I call (unless he can’t, like when he’s flying), even if it’s to say, “Mom, I’m in a meeting, is this important or can I call you back?” Middle Son put himself through college, while working full-time, and now he runs the sales department in a tech-related field and has traveled most of the U.S for work. Last year when Wizard was in the hospital, he tracked down his two brother before I could find them because he’s a an intensely focused problem solver, and he takes care of his mom when he knows I’m stress/worried/scared. Middle is also the one who brought Bailey Dog into all our lives, and Bailey changed us forever. And this woman he chose is smart, compassionate and expanded our world, igniting Wizard and my interest in wine tasting and other things. She has quickly learned my kitchen and helps me cook, or takes over cooking when I’m doing something else. She’s family focused, loves dog, and volunteers for a rescue org. proving she is willingly to put her time and energy in causes she cares about. In the last years of Bailey’s life, she became the one and only “mom” Bailey ever had, coming into his life exactly when he needed her. Watching the way she loved Bailey, and took care of him even when he was older and not easy, made Wizard and I love her all the more. We are proud and thrilled our son chose her for his wife and our daughter-in-law.
After sharing all that, I want to say one more thing. After enjoying Baby Slayer and talking to Middle’s fiance about her shower, I then turned to Youngest Son’s (BLB) fiance and said, “Next year is all about you and your wedding.” She was so happy. They had to put off their wedding while her mom went through some really scary medical stuff this year (she’s doing well), but we are so going to make sure they get their moment in the sun when their time comes! They really deserve it!
Enough of all my family joy
This week, I’m going to write scenes I’ve been planning with my go-to plot partner guru, Marianne Plotting is a LOT easier than translating the ideas into actual scenes. Now it’s time to buckle down and just do it!
So how was your weekend? Even if you don’t read all my rambling, I really want to know about YOU. Each and every one of you are important to me, and I love hearing how your lives are going.