One of my son’s favorite books is “I’ll Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch.
I can never ger through this book without crying, so my som started reading it to me. (Which really makes me cry). At times motherhood is no walk in the park especially in raising a young man. On yesterday the words to this book replayed over and over in my head as i watched my little one at his first full contact football practice. It was hard to stomach watching him be tossed like a ragdoll. He wanted to quit but I couldn’t let him, I had to be “tough”. All I wanted to do was wipe his tears and hug him. At the end of practice he told his coaches he wasn’t going to quit that he was going to keep playing. After he was all bathed and ready for bed I told him,
“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always. As long as I’m living my baby you’ll be”
He smiled and said, “I love you mommy”. Moments like that make motherhood seem like a walk on the football field.