Friday, November 18, 2011

Happy Birthday!

November 18th
Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!

Yes ~ this is a truly awesome day,
10 years ago a baby boy entered this world 
and changed my life.

(Forget the 9 months in the Uterus,
I was going to ignore my changing body 
as a sign of things to come)

As he was my first - I didn't know how good I had it.
I thought it was rough!

From him I learned that even at a couple months old
he was watching and learning from me how to behave 
and how to act in the world around him.

As a single mother stationed in Okinawa,
I had no real idea what I was doing.
At the time I didn't understand Tough Love and Compassion.
In the beginning it was out of duty and inherent responsibility
to this life form,
and about the time he was 6 months old,
I felt this odd feeling ~ that I had never felt before!
I Loved him! 
I felt this overwhelming feeling of awe 
and tenderness
to My Son.

I always enjoyed my invitation's at other member's homes
for dinner,
because I saw and learned what family life was really like
AND what it could be like.
I felt the harmony (even when it was noisy & looked chaotic)
the Spirit of their home,
and I wanted the same for my home

You have to understand I didn't have anyone to tell me 
how to raise a child or what my role 
was in a family.

And unfortunately I also saw and learned there were
things that hurt the family
and I made a decision to avoid them.

Sometimes the truth is you just fall into it...
By applying yourself.
By failing and getting back up again.
I was often frustrated and angry with myself,
and because I didn't want to take it out on Nicko,
I would go to this certain wall in our living room,
and I would pound all my frustrations away...

When Nicko was about 5 or 6 months old,
he was frustrated with me over something,
(I think I wasn't giving him the attention he wanted)
he crawled to this wall and pounded his hands....

It was then that I knew ~
I knew without a doubt he was learning Everything from me
I knew I had to be a better mother.
I knew I had to change what I was doing 
IF I wanted a different future.

As he learned from me,
I learned from him...
about me...
I became a better person because of him.
He was counting on me to make better choices
to focus on that Future...
and I wasn't going to let him down.

He truly has been a source of Joy in my life,
I am honored to be his mother.

Happy Birthday Nickolaus!
You were meant for great things!

Because I like to think Of XS as a Child's energy in a bottle,
I'd like to share a NEW release by XS.
For everyone that post How old is Mickey Mouse this year....
 I will give a pack of XS Energy chewing gum 
Arctic Blast
(12 pieces)
Its better than No Doze... without the jitters
or the upset stomach!

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1 comment:

  1. 83 years! Wow. I know he's always been a part of my life. ~Robin


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