Hi my lovelies! I am writing this post from the University of Connecticut where my son studies. This was my first stop when we arrived back in the US last week and the young man and I agreed that I’d come up frequently so I can spend as much time with him as I can before I leave. Okay, he didn’t quite agree, I sort of imposed it, even had to use my I-carried-you-for-nine-long-months guilt-trip card to get him to let me drive up at will.
So today’s blog comes to you from his campus dorm room lobby. He is supposed to pop in between classes whenever he can to say hi and stuff. Talk about the ultimate ‘helicopter-mum’ move –Lol! As I mature, I realize that time is limited. Time flies. Time is our most important commodity, not money. So every chance I get I will spend it with the people I love, my family, my whole world.
I’ll probably post this tonight once I get home but for now, we have a full day planned up ahead. I’ll be driving the young man to his dental appointment for his quarterly cleaning later this afternoon. I have three other appointments set up for him to get all four of his wisdom teeth pulled so I’ll be driving him to those doctors’ appointments for the rest of this week. This way I’ll still be here should he need his mama around to kiss away the pain. And this gives me more of a legit reason to see him nearly everyday -wohoo!
Motherhood is the greatest good I could have been blessed with in my life. I greatly enjoy raising this boy into a functioning human being in today’s society. I am always keenly aware of the duty, privilege and responsibility laid on me when it comes to the impact I can have on my children’s future –I always say it in plural because when his friends come around the house and are thus under my care, I consider them all my children for that period in time. My mum did the same with our friends so I guess I carried that over from her.
You might have guessed by now that my boy lives on campus. He’s happy to board but I miss him a lot when he’s not home. He has always been fiercely independent so this is no surprise as it’s the logical next step to take as he prepares to get out into the real world and make his way. As a mother, I can only hope I have done a good job in getting him ready for that lifelong journey. As long as he knows he can always count on us, then our job here has been well done.
The young man snapped all these pics with his iPhone. His Instagram is @quesostuff where he indulges in some of his artistic hobbies when he’s not attending lectures. Soon, Cheers, Grey