Happy Birthday, My Forever Friend!
Thinking of Alison today while spending the day with Luke made me realize that, someday, he will come home and tell me something involving his "best friend". Luke and I say now that we are each other's best friend, and there's a truth to that, but I know that soon he will have someone else he spends his day with. Instead of playing in the sprinkler with me or asking me to push him on the swing, he'll be calling out his best friend's name to take my place. I hope and pray friendships will come easily for him. But a corner of my Mother-Heart weeps at the thought of being replaced as the central "friend" in Luke's life. I never asked my Mom how she felt when I wanted to spend every second with Alison. I wonder if she felt hurt at all (Sorry, Moobie!). Now in my mother's place, I hope not to, but I think I might. I hope, though, that when Luke finds that best friend, that person is as special to Luke as Alison is to me. I plan on supporting and helping any way I can so that Luke is able to sustain this future friendship the way Ali and I have held onto ours.
Who WOULDN'T want to be friends with this kiddo?
Momma Lioness Michele