Saturday, April 25, 2009

Date Night

I'm late getting around to my Company Girl Coffee (Tea in my world) but I have a really good reason. I have been on a very long date! But....not with my husband! I know...rumors will fly but I think he will understand. I have been with the other man in my life, my 11 (almost 12) year old son since 4:30 this afternoon........ALONE!!! No sister, No Dad, No TV........us, just us!

Jonathon and I haven't been on a date is FOREVER! You know at this age, I've sorta become someone who he LOVES being around at home but has to keep the distance in public! (Of which I see as a great opportunity to give big hugs!) This weekend is his Regional gymnastics meet. Fortunately, our city is hosting the meet this year so it's nice being at home. We had to go tonight to pick up his athletes pass and watched one of the high school stars on our team. Jonathon and I had a blast "people watching". It's funny to me that we could look at each other and know we had the same thoughts! He is my son! After we left the meet, we decided to have dinner together. Oh wow! We told jokes, laughed, talked about some school issues, and just life in general. I love the fact that he still talks to me and I could have listened to him for hours!!! After dinner, we went on another mission. Jonathon has been given $5 by our church to use to make a difference in someone's life. God immediately placed on Jonathon's heart to do something for the homeless. He had decided that he would buy a Bible and a meal for someone. (yeah, I don't think he does alot of shopping!) I told him he wouldn't have enough money for both but that I would buy a Bible and he could by a burger. So, after dinner, he wanted to know where the homeless "stayed" . So we were on a mission to look for them. Understanding that that there are usually several homeless persons hanging around the library downtown, we went that direction. OOPS!!! I forgot there were one-way streets downtown and we found ourselves headed in the WRONG direction! I pulled a U-turn in the middle of the road and do believe I thoroughly embarrassed him! Sure enough though, we did see plenty of homeless people and Jonathon's heart was truly touched. So, now he has decided that $5 isn't enough and wants to pitch in some of his money to buy food for several. Again, he conversation went very deep and we talked about how awful it would be to have no one and no where to go. Jonathon, for some reason, has such a heart for these people and I am so honored to be his Mom. So many people are judgemental and have opinions of the homeless but not him, he simply wants to help them.
We came on home and the night is about to end but it will be one of those evenings that I hold dear to my heart!

Clarissa and Sal made a night of it too! I haven't gotten too many details about their date night except that Clarissa was very excited to have her Daddy all to herself!

This weekend is about to get busy but I'm so thankful that I got to spend some time with the other man in my life! I hope that you'll take time to do something special with someone you love very dearly. The evening cost me less than $20, but I GAINED so much from it! Have a great weekend!

4 comments:

joyceandnorm said...

What a sweet boy. I know you are a proud mama. Have a great weekend.

One More Equals Four said...

Wow, what a great time! You are right. My "little boy" turned 12 the beginning of the month--where does the time go? I am blessed to be able to home school, and right now he still likes me...but I am counting my blessings!

Enjoy your busy weekend and have a great week!

secondofwett said...

You are soooooo fortunate that you can have a 'date' with your son like that...I hope it keeps up!

Rachel Anne said...

I wonder where Jonathan got such a sweet spirit?? Apples usually don't fall too far from the tree :)

What a wonderful time for the two of you to have! My son went through the "eeew, Mom" stage (which broke my heart) for about a year...would hardly let me hug him. Now he's back to his sweet self, and I get lots of love from him. Seeing these guys grow into young men is a blessing!

You made a great memory!