I wasn’t sure if it was the right thing to say – it’s been a while since something positive flowed out of my mouth toward him. But it was the truth – it was exactly what my head and heart were feeling at that very moment.
It was 10:30, and I had just picked him up for the second time this evening. (I have been his chauffeur tonight – taking him from one place to the next.) Out of the blue, I turned to M and simply stated,
And just then…”Moves Like Jagger” came on the radio – I froze. Had he read my note, “Moves Like Jagger’s Mom?” And if he had…what was he thinking right now?
I didn’t spend too much time wondering, because before I knew it, I was mumbling all the words, smiling to myself. It was another good night.
But then it got better.
After he said, “Good Night,” and headed upstairs, I received a comment. It read:
“A good mother of sons advised me once, I know they make you crazy, I know that you want to strangle them, but every chance you have, tell him, “You are going to be a good Man” At some point, you will start believing it and so will he. He will start living it. If you can’t believe it, how do you expect him to? I don’t know, it was something for me to hang on to.”
I’m so glad I told him how I felt tonight. Thank you, Anonymous, for sharing your wisdom. He is going to be a good Man – and I’ll remind him of that as soon as he wakes up in the morning.