the perfect fan…

I’ve been back from Texas and my son’s wedding for two weeks now and things have settled down a bit at home and at the shop which has allowed me some time to reflect and share my thoughts here with you today. This wedding was pure happiness and joy for me as this boy of mine who is now a man of 29 finally found his own happiness again. My son was a very happy, loving boy who began to take some wrong turns down dangerous roads at age 15. My husband and I would follow him, pull him back and get him started back on the straight road to happiness more times than I care to remember. We made it through high school, he went away to college where the road had a few curves the first three years but we still allowed ourselves thoughts and hopes all might be good. However, during his senior year he took a sharp curve that spiraled downward like we were all falling off a cliff…and it lasted for five years…we even began to prepare ourselves that he may not make it. We never gave up, even though our son definitely had given up on his own travels on that road to happiness. And then Katie came into his life and suddenly we all had hopes again as the road began to straighten out and the little boy I raised became the young man I dreamed he could be! And so I cried at this wedding and they were tears of happiness and joy for when I looked at my son’s face I saw pure happiness and joy. Kip selected the song “The Perfect Fan” by the Back Street Boys for our mother / son dance and when you read these you will know that I shed many tears during our dance too. And at the end of the dance I was hugged and hugged by our son and he whispered, “I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you and dad, thank you and I love you! ” -Rox

It takes a lot to know what is love
It’s not the big things, but the little things
That can mean enough
A lot of prayers to get me through
And there is never a day that passes by
I don’t think of you
You were always there for me
Pushing me and guiding me
Always to succeedYou showed me
When I was young just how to grow
You showed me
Everything that I should know
You showed me
Just how to walk without your hands
Cuz mom you always were
The perfect fanGod has been so good
Blessing me with a family
Who did all they could
And I’ve had many years of grace
And it flatters me when I see a smile on your face
I wanna thank you for what you’ve done
In hopes I can give back to you
And be the perfect sonYou showed me how to love
You showed me how to care
And you showed me that you would always be there
I wanna thank you for that time
And I’m proud to say you’re mine

Cuz mom you always were,
Mom you always were
Mom you always were,
You know you always were
Cuz mom you always were… the perfect fan

I love you Mom

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