What fun we had the other evening. We danced! Not just any dance, but THE BIG DANCE– of the year. My son attends an all boys’ high school and each year is the Mother & Son Dance, fondly referred to as the “Mom Prom.”
Now, before you think this whole idea is crazy and wonder what young man between the ages of 14-19 would even attend such an event, let me set the record straight. Lots of sons dance with their moms and actually have fun. It is a very refreshing sight to behold. Young men dressed in suits, ties and the like, out on the town with their moms. Granted, most freshman struggle with this, but peer pressure can be a good thing. This dance is a real treat for us moms, and the upperclassmen set the tone. There were several instances when I heard my son say to a fellow student, “Why aren’t you dancing with your mom? She does everything for you!” Wow! Hopefully this phase of raising my son lasts his lifetime.
We laughed and danced and laughed some more. We took lots of pictures and tried to follow the latest “club” dance steps. (The boys seemed to have it a bit more together here.) Moms and their sons, having the time of their lives, before college and crazy work schedules…in spite of current day challenges. It was a bit like a fairytale, and at midnight, the glass slippers were gone. Hard as we try to hang on to times like these, time marches on and so do our children. How blessed I am to have had one more dance.
“Discipline your son and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul.” Proverbs 29:17 NIV