Saturday, April 19, 2008

Smushy Mommy Moment

I was relaxing tonight reading a few blogs and I read a post where the author described seeing her daughter ride a bike without training wheels (stabilizers) as her "smushy mummy moment." I tried to find the blog again and if I do I'll link to her. IT WAS AT INDIGO BLUE! (Thanks Purple and Paisley!) Her daughter was so cute and confident riding away from her mom. For those of us who are moms, don't you just love those times? I'm proud of my boys all the time, well, most of the time. Those moments come often, sometimes they are big things, but they don't have to be. The other night I was listening to my youngest on the phone with his new girlfriend. Couldn't hear the words, (I really wasn't eavesdropping; I was one floor above.) but every so often I would hear his voice "light up" and a giggle on this end of the phone. It was a smushy mommy moment.
Being 17 he would probably not like that I'm writing about him like this (except in that deep place that teenage boys don't like to reveal). Tonight he was asked by his uncle to come to California in June to attend an equestrian competition. He was asked to come to the competition to get an idea of the types of music that are used for the Freestyle Dressage event. One of the riders has asked Jon to consider writing an original composition to be used when he competes in the Olympic trials. Imagine that, writing music and choreographing to a horse and rider's freestyle dressage routine! When I told Jon about his uncle's idea, Jon's voice changed. Thrilled is an understatement. His exact words, "I can so do that!" Unbridled enthusiasm seemed to wash over him. What an opportunity! Don't know what will come of it, but watching his face at that moment was priceless. Hmmmm, maybe there is a career in music for him.

11 comments:

Thriftin and Craftin said...

That is so awesome! Music is pretty huge in this house, so I completely understand how exciting this opportunity is for him. Keep us posted!

Leanne said...

I hope all Jon's music dreams come true. I totally understand that grown up exterior of the 17 year old but inside they are still our baby boys.

purple and paisley said...

you read the smushy mommy post on indigo blue...=)...i love being a mom! your son is incredibly handsome and has a bright future ahead of him...=)

upstateLisa said...

Want a great opportunity for him! How exciting! Handsome young man, btw!!!!

QuiltedSimple said...

What a great opportunity for Jon. If you get Satelite TV - there is a channel - RFDTV - that has lots of horse events set to music (dressage, reining, cutting). And to have your music played at the Olympic Trials - what a dream come true - good luck!!!

Kris

Laurie said...

very COOL!!!! isn't it great when kids have such a "can do" attitude! i hope your son never loses that!!
hugs
laurie

Indigo Blue said...

I am glad that I am not the only smushy mummy! I hope that I still have those moments when Sophie is also 17. Thanks for visiting my blog. Come back soon. You have the link now too.
Best wishes.

Stephanie said...

Smushy mommy moments still happen, and DD will be 30 in July!

Think I'll have to go call her now.

Rebekah said...

What an awesome opportunity!

Levin (and Emily) said...

i hate to sound corny but they do bring so much joy. after i had my first, my husband went to uni and got a degree and we decided that we'd just have one and concentrate on buying house, getting a car..... but then along came julian and the ability to buy a house became very difficult and then came louis and it was impossible. but i wouldn't give them up - not for any house or any money. you cannot buy that warm glow that you get when you watch them sleep, watch them learn.....it's just priceless.
l
x
ps i hope your son does really well in his composition - what an amazing opportunity.

Yummers! said...

Once a mom... always a mom! I still love to look at my grown up daughters when they visit and are sleeping. Good wishes to your son!
Joni