Dear reader,

I’m blogging along with the Five Minute Friday’s word prompts. We free write for 5-minutes on a single word prompt. This month we’re doing 31 prompts along with #Write31Days.

Today’s Prompt: Grow

Start: 5-minutes

Watching my boys grow is a joy.

Oh, I did not think so in the trenches of motherhood.

All I wanted was for them to grow up.

To not need me so much.

To be independent.

To leave me alone.

To stop calling me by the name “Moooooooooommmmmmm”.

The name I longed for, Mom, became a word of disdain. I despised hearing it.

As a stubborn two-year-old, I got up dragged feet and answered the call.

What lessons was I teaching my boys?

17 and 22 years later, hearing the word “Mom” sends all sorts of love through me.

It’s a precious word.

It’s a treasure.

I’m blessed to be called Mom, even Moooooooommmmmmm.

I love it.

When I look back at those years, the years I thought would never end, I am weighed down by regret.

Regret that I did not cherish the moments.

I rushed the moments.

I slept through the moments.

I missed so many moments.

But, as my boys grow, I grow.

Not because of anything inside of me, my boys have grown into wonderful humans.

They are heroes to me.

Stop = 185 words



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