Morning Conversation

So, kiddo and I are having a morning conversation.  We’re talking about the things we like about his school.  It’s my turn and I say that I enjoy having free time and getting to hang out with a friend of mine.  He makes a funny face because he doesn’t like that Mommy is having fun without him.

I tell him that he doesn’t understand now but later maybe he will. I tell him that someday when he’s all grown up maybe he’ll meet somebody and fall in love and get married.

He says, “Just like you!”

I pause, caught off guard and my voice cracks.  Kiddo who is infinitely wise beyond his four years says, “I love you Daddy!”

I somehow avoid breaking down and give him a kiss and said, “Your Daddy loves you very much!!!!”

And continue the conversation with, “Yes, buddy, just like Mom and Dad.  I hope your wife lives a lot longer.”

RIP John- Love you forever and ever always- Mary & Nathaniel

About Mary K. Smith

I was widowed in July 2009, when I lost my beloved husband, John, to melanoma. Cancer SUCKS. We have a young son who was just a year old when his father died. I live on a small farm in Maryland which is home to horses, cats, and a dog. I started this blog as a way for me to heal, a way to remember my husband, and eventually I'd like to share it with our son so he can see the love that his father had for him, the love that we had for each other, what a great person his father was, and how hard his father fought to live.
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