The Way to a Mother’s Heart

In my meme yesterday, one of the eight things I had done was cried. Now the crying was definitely tears of joy, but tears nonetheless. I am a feeler, I am one of those people who will cry at movies, weddings, graduations, I am a feeler, I feel everything. Now my son, Big G, must know this because he can put me to tears in an instant.

In October of 2007 when we had taken a trip for a wedding I was getting dressed and when DH was helping me zip up my dress the first thing Big G told me was:

“Mama, you look like a PRINCESS!”

Cue tears.

Well the boy had another moment like that on Sunday evening when he was with DH. DH was helping him to take a shower and get cleaned up before bed. As he was drying him off the conversation turned to being a baby. They discussed everyone that is and was a baby. My mother, my grandparents, DH, the Squids, me, and finally Big G. Big G mentioned how he was 14 years old before I gave birth to him……remnants of a memory of a past life maybe? Interesting.

But the boy felt compelled to tell me something and this is how the conversation went:

Big G: Mom I have to tell you something.
Me: Okay buddy.
Big G: No Mom, look at me….look into my eyes.
Me: (holding my composure) Okay buddy, you have my attention.

Big G: I want to thank you Mom.
Me: Thank me for what baby?
Big G: For birth
Me: what? ( I look inquisitively over at DH who is laughing uncontrollably)
Me: Ok, babe do you need a shovel for whatever this boy is trying to say to me.

DH: No, no, he’s just so cute.
Me: Okay buddy what are you trying to say.
Big G: Dad, whats the word I am looking for……
DH: Birth buddy.

Big G: Right, Mom……thank you for giving birth to me.

And that is the way to a mother’s heart each and every time when my boy says something so innocent and beautiful just like that I melt and cry like a big baby!!

Meet the Author

Karie Herring

Karie Herring rambles of a former life in Phoenix, AZ while raising a teen and tween twins in their new home in Orlando, FL. She has been featured in AOL Money & Finance, Betty Confidential and Career School Now. She's a full-time technical writer, functional fitness athlete, overachieving wife and mom. She loves talking about maneuvering motherhood, womanhood, and her passion for essential oils and natural living.

12 comments… add one
  • ModernMom Jun 2, 2009, 9:06 pm

    That post should come with a warning to get kleenex first!
    Too cute 🙂

  • ~Billie~ Jun 2, 2009, 11:08 pm

    Ahh! How totally sweet. What a little love-bug you have there.

  • Pam Jun 3, 2009, 3:05 am

    Aww! That's so sweet! No wonder you cried.

  • Over The Top Aprons Jun 3, 2009, 3:19 am

    Hi, I am stopping by in taking part with the June Challenge. It is nice to visit new blogs.

  • Chris Jun 3, 2009, 3:28 am

    awww. how sweet! i like your site.. and i have an award for you at 🙂 do grab it!

  • Yen Jun 3, 2009, 4:39 am

    hi, nice post. leaving my footprints to take the June challenge.

  • Stacie Jun 3, 2009, 4:59 am

    How very sweet!! I would have cried too.

    I'm stopping by via Harriet's site.

    I really enjoyed reading your posts.

  • Maria@Conversations with Moms Jun 3, 2009, 1:56 pm

    That must have been so amazing to hear. He's great with expressing his feelings. Watch out ladies.

  • Equidae Jun 4, 2009, 1:16 pm

    that s so nice i wonder what my son will say when he gets older… things like that are simply to be held close to heart

  • Amber Jun 4, 2009, 7:23 pm

    I shouldn't be so emotional, but that choked me up! What a sweet boy! 🙂

  • George Serradinho Jun 4, 2009, 8:25 pm

    Very cute indeed. I'm not a feeler, but I am my mom's fav son. My other brothers and sister tease me sometimes, but I just love my mom.

    Be glad that he thanked you, a lot of kids now days don't respect their parents.

  • DiPaola Momma Jun 5, 2009, 11:53 am

    Hey ya fellow BZZy bee, SITSta (by the way WELCOME, from a late Welcomista!), mom to a small team, and funny chick! I'm telling ya, print this one out. When the G-man is 15 you can show him that at ONE point your services were appriciated! Have a great weekend.. see ya at roll call. Herring.. fish.. I get it!! HA (I'm slow these days)

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