A Mother’s Day Gift: My Son, The Prom, And the Lesson He Taught Me

The Good Men Project | Lisa Levey

A Mother’s Day Gift: My Son, The Prom, And the Lesson He Taught Me

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Today is Mother’s Day and the usual onslaught of ‘don’t forget mom’ advertising is all around us but for me, the best Mother’s Day gift is watching how my son navigates life. This morning, I saw a little blond boy crossing the street with what looked to be his grandfather. My son was once that small little blond boy, in constant motion, and seemingly always with a smile on his face. He is someone who exudes joy. When he was just a few months old, he had a plastic yellow rattle with a smiley face that would send him into fits of laughter. My husband used to love to put him in the snuggly, facing outward toward the big windows at the local coffee shop, where my son would watch and smile at the people walking by.

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Fast forward 17 years and now my son stands over 6 feet tall, lanky and with a mop of blond curly hair. In many ways he is a typical 11th grader, dealing with school, friends, sports, music and starting to think about college. But watching the way he deals with life – the challenges and the disappointments, the triumphs and the joys – is an inspiration to me. Take how he’s dealt with his first romantic relationship as a powerful case in point. Continue Reading…

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