Almost three weeks had gone by without seeing my son in and out of the house. This felt odd and we, his parents, missed him. He, in the meantime, was getting comfortable in his six-week program at a music school four hours away from home. We decided to go see him. Yay!!
When I saw his room…shared with four other boys…all in their mid teens, I took a deep breath, and said to myself, “It looks really good in here.” Nothing was quite in its right place, but in that mess, everything was in its right place for these boys.
My son, in the meantime, had learned to take care of himself. Since we were there, he asked us if we could drive him to the nearby laundromat that the students had been using. He had his quarters and his detergent. My son seemed taller, older and so very mature. I felt like I missed years in his life! My eyes teared up.
After a quick tour of this place, we headed down to take care of his laundry. We would eat lunch once the clothes were in the washer. Then come back and put clothes in the dryer. And, then go have some ice cream before picking up dried clothes. At the washing machine, I was about to open his laundry bag and I heard, “I got this, Mama,” next thing – I’m watching this big boy put his clothes in the washer. Another teary eye moment. I was so impressed by my son; hence the picture. This was the first time I saw him dealing with his dirty laundry!
I am very proud of my son! A very proud mother, indeed!
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