Posted by: tgonzales | May 2, 2019

I Forgot to Mention Joshua

I found this quote a few years ago and I have loved it ever since. I forget to mention yesterday that I will get to see Joshua next Friday for the first time in 2 years. I can’t tell you how excited I am about that. Anyway, get the tissues ready.

“A mother is her son’s home base. You are home to him. When he learns to walk, he will wobble a few feet away from you and then come back, then wobble a little farther and then come back.

When he tries something new, he will look for your proud smile. When he learns to read, he will repeat the same book to you 20 times in a row, because you’re the only one who will listen that many times. When he plays a sport (in Joshua’s case a dramatic play), he will search for your face in the stands.

When he is sick, he will call you. When he really messes up, he will call you.

When he is grown and strong and tough and big and he feels like crying, he will come to you; because a man can cry in front of his mother without feeling self-conscious.

Even when he grows up and has a new person in his life and gets a new home you are still his mother; home base, the ever constant, like the sun. (I had to remind myself of this over and over when he moved to New York 9 years ago)

Know that in your heart and everything else will fall into place.”


  1. Tissues for sure. This is beautiful and so true. I am feeling this more now than ever with Jett starting to transition from a kid to a young man and hoping that I have done everything to help prepare him for the world. It gets overwhelming at times because I just don’t know what the future will be for him. He’s my HEART AND SOUL.

    • Hi Beckie! I understand how hard it is for you. Jett is such a nice young man, but that makes him mover vulnerable. You have done an amazing job with him. Grandpa John and I have enjoyed him so much. Love and Hugs, Tamara

  2. Very true Tamara! My baby son (31 yrs. old) is going to have his first son this September. I’m so excited and excited for them also. A new little boy for my little boy.

    • Congratulations Barbara, I’m so happy for you. Love and Hugs, Tamara

  3. Absolutely beautiful!!!! Enjoy every second!!!

    • Thank you Linda. I will. 🙂 Love and Hugs, Tamara

  4. I didn’t realize that it has been so long since you have seen Josh. Hope he survives all the hugs and kisses that I know you and John will be giving him.

    • It has been almost 2 years since I’ve seen him. But I am grateful that we have facetime and are able to talk on the phone all the time. I will be the only one hugging on my Joshua, as John is not going on this trip. 🙂

  5. 2 years!! Doggone it … it’s so hard, yet rewarding, when our children (always “our kids”!) are grown and move out of town or out of state. I only recently learned that my Mom cried every. single. day! for at least the first year after I’d moved across our country! – from Upstate NY to Atlantic coastal Lincoln City, OR. We talked on the phone (not cheap like it is now) every. single. day. for I-don’t-know how long …. then switched to every. single. Sunday. Can’t remember when we quit that. But at least there are airplanes that took us to each other for awhile. Oh yah — and we also wrote to each other every. single. day for a long time — I’m thinking probably until my first daughter Kimberly was born in Nov. 1972. Ahhh, aren’t memories grand? 🙂

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