During the past two years I have been faced with the reality that I am being replaced as the love of his life. I always knew it would happen; I have always wished for the best of life to happen for my son, and in January of 2008, the best of life hit him like a speeding train. And it knocked him off his feet! Her name was Josalyn Smith. Now her name is Josalyn Haws. And I adore her too!
And then, last July, there entered in another huge distraction; little miss Evelyn Rebecca Haws who stole all of our hearts, especially her daddy's.
When I mentioned to my son that I was being replaced, yet again, as the love of his life he had the most lovely of responses. He told me that I was like the solid foundation of a totem pole, being the first great love that made it possible for him to add other great loves to his life. Okay. I can live with that. I haven't been replaced; I have simply been added to. I love you, my dear son. Thank you for the wonderful Sunday evening phone calls. They are one of the highlights of my week.