The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children. -Jessica Lange
This is a beautiful song. It was on Bones Season 2 episode 16. I know I have at least one other song by this singer but I can't believe I've never heard this one before now. It is about a baby and it is so touching. I remember feeling like this when my boys were little and still do now that they are young men.... only know they know. I used to take care of them but now my boys take care of me. When I am in pain and can't get out of bed they make sure I have eaten or drink enough water. They check on me like I used to check on them. They are my life and will always be.
This song from Episode 17 is very sad. It makes me think back to those times when I held my babies and the times I listened to them giggle, the times I cleaned up skinned knees or read bedtime stories. Later, as they grew I admired them for their thinking and ability to do things for themselves. Now that they are pretty much grown I know that eventually they will leave home and I'll be alone again. Of course, I do have my husband but my heart will always long for my boys. Right now I have a special bond with my youngest son, Son #2 who is 17. He is a night owl like I am and sometimes when he can't sleep he will come out here and talk to me for hours. He tells me about things that happened in school, things he learned, things he saw online and found funny, sad or interesting. I love that boy so much. He is very much like his dad and also looks like him. He is also like my younger brother though and he always makes me laugh.
I just hope that when my boys leave home that they will always come back.