About That Wish You’re Going to Make…

posted by Momo Fali on May 12, 2014

Two days ago was my son’s 12th birthday; the day to commemorate how far he’s come after beginning his life being whisked away via ambulance to another hospital. The same hospital where his dad and I have sat, time after time, wringing our hands in the waiting room during his many surgeries. This child of mine, for whom I have given so much time and even more energy is now nearly a teenager. I never thought we’d make it this far.

And, yesterday was Mother’s Day; a day to remember the first time I held my son. A day for me to cherish my boy and his sister and, honestly, after the 12 years we’ve had with my youngest that’s all I wanted to do. I wanted to savor every moment of motherhood.

The combination of these two important dates were churning up a lot of memories. I was feeling pretty emotional, so when I found out my son was writing some nice things about me at his Scout banquet the other night I thought it was perfect timing. I knew it would be just what I needed to make me feel better and focus on the present.

As I stood with other parents, he approached me with this.

Mother's Day

Then he handed it to me and said, “Here, Mom. I’m sorry I drew you so fat.”


  • Melisa

    I adore that kid.

  • vicki

    Oh my…. so, so funny!

  • Elizabeth Wood

    I love it! I had a similar experience Friday with my son – his description said I’m 76 years old. And he’s 6 – truly a miracle:)

  • Jenn

    Oh, they really know how to touch your heart don’t they…even if they do it with something sharp at the end.

    If you have a 12 year old that still likes to snuggle, he’s a keeper.

  • Amie

    But look how perky he made your boobs!

    • Momo Fali

      Amie, that’s probably because I’m always hiking them up to my shoulders.

  • Rebecca {foodie with family}

    THAT. That is pricelessly beautiful.

  • CyndyBush

    If it makes you feel any better, I at first thought “to snuggle” said “to smoke”. So….it could be worse?

  • tara

    Hahaha that’s hilarious! Your boobs do look seriously amazing, though.

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