I was putting Caden to bed and I read him the story, “I’ll Love You Forever.” Have you read it? If you’re a mother of a son, you have to read it. It’s a picture book, but it totally pulls at your heartstrings. I was getting all teary as the boy was growing older on each page (thinking of my own sons and how fast time has already gone by) but then when I got to the part where the son goes to his mother as she’s sick and dying and rocks her and sings her the special song, I seriously lost it. I was bawling. Not so much that Caden noticed, but enough where I had to take deep breaths to keep reading and wipe the tears from my eyes. Man, it totally got me.
I came out to find Geric folding the boys laundry. He looked up at me and his eyes were all teary. At first I thought he was eavesdropping on that heartwrenching bedtime story, but then he holds up a pair of Caden’s pajamas and says, “These aren’t always going to fit him, Er. He’s growing up so fast.”
We both got a little weepy. What a couple of saps we are!