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Another Season

These long days of summer seemed longer than most, and I recount the changes as the season draws closed. You turned a year older and learned how to drive. You tried some new things; God knows how you survived. You learned about friendship and boundaries were drawn. You learned about trust and who you could count on. I sat back and listened. I tried not to spy. I watched as your heart broke and I tried not to cry. I witnessed the changes as the distance kept growing until you drifted away without even knowing. As your mom I can see things that you can't understand because your heart's still a child though your body, a man. This summer brought changes; so many it seems, but the greatest of all is between you and me. I'll fight for my little boy. I will hold tight your hand and help you traverse your path to a man. It's going to get bumpy; This road isn't smooth, but if we're steadfast together, the reward will be huge. I don't want to lose you and I won't let you fail so one step at a time. Inhale. Exhale.

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Date: 7/18/2019 10:32:00 AM
Maria, I like this poem. A gifted message for all sons and mothers everywhere. -Richard
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Date: 7/2/2019 9:03:00 PM
Maria, this poem broke my heart, I'm sure that it can straight from yours. Just beautiful! A FAVE for me. I'm going to have my wife read it. She'll be weeping like a willow by the time she's halfway through. You have described our (especially her) raising of our sons. Kudos. ~ Gershon
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MARIA DUDLEY
Date: 7/2/2019 9:07:00 PM
Thank you so much. I did cry desperately whilst writing this. This stage in a boys life is always the hardest for them. He was number 3. I really hope your wife enjoys.