Best Decision Ever

If you’ve followed my blog then you know that my posts have been a little hit or miss this past year. There’s a reason for that and that reason was my youngest son.  It was the beginning of his senior year. I had just announced that I was going upstairs to work on my latest novel when he spoke up.  “Again?”

Now honestly, who thinks that a 17-year-old boy even notices that his mom is locked away, plotting out the latest scenario for her current WIP…  I didn’t.  He was busy playing online games with his buddies, going out on dates, working, etc.  I assumed he was happy with catching up at dinner.  I was wrong.  I’m sure you can imagine my surprise to realize that my teenager actually wanted me around.

At that moment, I knew I had a decision to make.

And so I chose…

I chose to put my writing on the back burner.

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Myrtle Beach 2015

Don’t get me wrong – there were times when I wondered why I was sitting in the living room, watching the television as he played a video game.  I still had a story to tell, a blog to think about and it wasn’t like he “needed” me. He was obviously occupied with other things.

But – there were times when he’d seek me out, just wanting to talk about his day and I was so glad I hadn’t locked myself away, that I had stayed available.

My son graduated June 15th and on June 28th, he left for boot camp.

And this past year, with my hit or miss writing…  Best decision ever. 

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One comment

  1. family comes first. You are so fortunate to have a family that loves and supports you. NOTHING is more important than that..

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