Sunday at church there was a young man who played the violin during the service. He was very talented and did a
These days my world revolves around being a mother. About 80% of my daily thoughts probably are regarding Carson. So of course I go to thinking about this boy's mother...I had spotted her across the pews. And I could not help but think of how proud she must be of her son. I literally fought back tears the entire time he played.
So anways...As I watched him play, he was not just playing like ok someone asked me to do this so i am going to stand up here play this instrument and be done with it. He played with an obvious passion. He was really incredible. As I watched his mom, she was wiping tears from her face. When he finished, everyone was clapping, but she was clapping the hardest with her hands literally above her head. I'm sure she has seen him play many times, before but she was still oh so proud. I was even proud of him, and I do not even know him so I can only imagine how proud she was of him....for SO many reasons. He was a young male playing an amazingly beautiful song praising our God. How could that not warm any mother's heart. I could picture this mother dreaming of her son's future as she rocked him at night when he was a baby hoping he would one day become something grand. I wonder if she could even imagine how grand her son would turn out. I wonder if she felt this huge sense of accomplishment for raising a son who turned out so talented and passionate. I felt these things for her. I wanted to ask her please tell me everthing you did to get your son to turn out the way he did so that I can do just that for Carson...but of course I didn't. So many things warmed my heart about this boy and made me think of my dreams and prayers for Carson and for the person he is to become.
It was a precious sight to see on a Sunday morning since all you hear in the the news and current events are constant reporting of senseless ignorant murders and losses of precious lives amongst young males (i.e. Trayvon Martin, JSU killing this weekend, and killing at MSU). I can not help but to think of the mothers of these "children" as well. Not just the victims' mothers but the shooters' mothers as well. Didn't they have high hopes and dreams for their children just as I do for Carson? how can it all go so wrong? Anywho, since I can not figure out the world's problems, I'll just continue to lift my son up to the Lord and that He will guide us in raising him.