"Life will knock you down. You can choose to stand up again."
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Mom's and Muffins
This morning, I attended Mom's and Muffins at West Point Elementary with Kaydon and Colton. It's my first time ever attending one of these. Jackson is in ninth grade. Braxton is in seventh grade. Kaydon is in sixth grade. Colton is in fifth grade. And, I've never attended one. I've always had to work. This morning, I told my boss I was going to be late and I went. Tears came to my eyes as I realized that for all of these years, my boys have been there alone, without a mom. By themselves. Did anyone invite them to sit with them? Did another mom give them a hug, or a pat on the head? Did they just go sit in the bathroom or their classroom so that they didn't have to be "alone?" I am fully aware that being a full-time mom is hard work. It's exhausting and trying. But, oh how I envy those moms who are able to participate in daily events with their children. Many, many of these moms left the mom's and muffins that they attend every single year and went back home to be a homemaker, to run errands, to organize and cook and clean. I came to work. How grateful I am that for 45 minutes this morning, my boys were not alone. They had their mom there. We sat together, toured their school, said "hi" to their new friends, and laughed together. Today, they had their mom there with them.