If you ever read I’ll Light a Candle for You, then you’d know today is both my mother’s birthday and the anniversary of her death. It’s been eleven years, and yet the wound can still feel raw on days like this for my remaining family members.
That sentence means so many new, amazing, and frightening things for us. He starts kindergarten in a new school next week. He’s no longer a toddler, but a growing little boy with independence, imagination, and infinite amounts of energy. I love the person he is becoming. He is highly intelligent with a keen sense for other’s emotions.
Sometimes I worry he is growing up too fast. Don’t all of us mothers go through this, though?
My little guy has always loved the movie Coraline. It was originally one of the movies from my own collection. I’m a huge fan of stop-motion animation. When my son was about three years old he watched it with me around Halloween-time. He fell in love with everything about it. He still watches the movie to this day. This is one of his favorite songs from the movie. It’s appropriately titled “The Party”.
So on your special day, this one’s for you, little guy.
Sadly, I have been away for a while. It’s been for good reason, though. My birthday just passed. Although it was slowly becoming dreaded as it drew nearer, it turned out to be rather nice. You’ll find some cute little snapshots from that at the end of my recently updated Fall Gallery.
My original intention was to flood this post with recent events in my area and Halloween Safety Tips for those of you with children. However, it was soon after brought to my attention that Hurricane Sandy will be wacking my area pretty severely. It’s said to reach us by Sunday night into Monday morning.
In all seriousness though, I do hope none of us get hurt and/or homes destroyed from this event. Joking aside, I do admit it has me a little worried. Hopefully, I’ll be able to update everyone on conditions here when things are over. To all that are in this storms path, my best advice is be prepared. 😉
My plans for late next week will be a list of my favorite blogs.