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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Today My Son Made Me Cry...

Why This Boy Made His Mother Cry written by #parenting

Yes, my son made me cry...not just the little tears that sit at the corner of one's eyes, but the kind that you try to hold back but just can't.  Why?  Because he reached into the core of my heart.

One of the subjects on his schedule today was writing. He grabbed his journal topic book, his timer, and set to work.  When he was finished I asked him to show me the topic he had chosen.  He said it was written on his paper.  He then told me to close my eyes.  When he handed me his notebook he told me to open my eyes and read what he had written.  He had chosen not to use a topic from his book.  This is what he wrote:

How much I love my mom (with an arrow pointed to) IS A LOT
This is the stuff she does:
SHE is helpful
SHE is loving
SHE is caring
SHE plays with us
SHE buys us stuff
takes care of all of us.

My 10-year-old son took the time to validate me.  I thought it was the sweetest, most loving thing in the world.

I am so thankful and blessed to be his teacher.  No other "teacher" would have reacted the way I did; a way in which I know without a doubt my son will always remember - - the day when he brought wonderful tears of joy into his mother's eyes.

Note:  If you've read one of my previous posts, you know that until last year my son dreaded writing. I also explained how this has changed since using freewriting.

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  1. Okay, now I'm crying too! That is too precious and what a wonderful reminder of how blessed homeschooling parents are to be there for moments like that!

  2. ASliceofHomeschoolPieSeptember 22, 2011 at 11:58 AM

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  3. How sweet! Thank you for posting on my website. :)

  4. What a blessing! My son is sweet like that, too! Boys are great--when they're great, lol.

    That is one of my major things about public school--those teachers don't and can not care about your children the way you do. They do not care about how good of a father they are going to be one day or what kind of job they are going to have, etc. I'm not saying teachers don't care, but they don't care like we as the mom cares.


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