Mothers and Sons

August 4, 2009 at 11:35 pm 4 comments

By Loraine Ritchey

The old saying goes:
A son is a son til he takes him a wife
but a daughter is a daughter all of her life.


I am not sure I agree with that old adage. There is a bond between a mother and her child and that of a son that I defy anyone to dismiss lightly. Just like a father and daughter hold that precious relationship dear there is something about a mother and her son. I can’t explain it – I can’t tell you what it is but a mother knows just how her “sister” is feeling when another of her ilk is grieving, worrying , scared and also proud of her son, no matter his age.

We know what it is like to hold him close to our hearts after his birth , see his first smile , or to feel his first stirring of life within us. And now my own daughter knows what it is like to have that relationship with her own son –

During the ceremony at Settlers’ Watch on Saturday there was a group of mothers linked by that little greenspace- a sub story to that of the day – we have held our collective breath and recognized each others pain, worry and tears – these mothers of sons.

May we all have peace and happiness to hold in our hearts and respite from gut wrenching worry and pain.

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URBANEK “TREASURES HIS” “I vant to be ( left) alone” – Garbo

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kelly Boyer Sagert  |  August 5, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Mother of two sons, checking in . . . that ceremony on Saturday was very meaningful.

  • 2. Mary  |  August 5, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    A mother’s love is like no other. So much is said without a word spoken.

  • 3. Buster's Momma  |  August 6, 2009 at 2:04 am

    It was such a pleasure to see you again and meet your daughter and the handsome Gavin on that beautiful, special day. We are looking forward to the day when we can share Settlers’ Watch with our son and tell him all about the people who brought that greenspace to life.

  • 4. Loraine Ritchey  |  August 6, 2009 at 10:26 am

    And we will sit on the bench and share giggles with Gavin and may they become fast friends!

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