I haven’t been sleeping well. I haven’t been feeling well. And I haven’t been eating well. But I had to get up crazy early for yet another doctors appointment. And man, did I wake up in a bad mood. I didn’t even want to get out of bed.
You see…I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting, lately. But not the good kind. I’ve been much too focused on the negative things that have happened over the past year of my life. Cuz, yanno, that’s really healthy.
So there I was in full-blown-pity-party-mode, ready to spend the day drowning my self-inflicted misery with Häagen-Dazs coffee ice cream, when suddenly, I over heard music. Specifically, one song. Coming from my son’s bedroom. And it reminded me of a very special day he and I shared this past summer.
While driving in the car, my 15 year old, Justin, turned to me with a CD in his hand and said, “Mom, I want to play a song because it always makes me think of you. And I want to dedicate this to you.”
“Sure,” I replied, having NO CLUE what to expect.
He put the disk in the CD player and cued the song.
And then I proceeded to sob big.fat.tears. while listening to the lyrics.
Seriously, did you listen to that?
Apparently, Justin really does appreciate all that I do for him, because that “dedication” came out of NOWHERE. He didn’t want anything from me. And, he didn’t need anything from me. He just wanted to thank me.
It’s funny, how something as simple as a song, can completely alter my mood.
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