One of the best days of my life happened yesterday November 26th, 2013.
From a plush theatre seat in the back, I watched my son do something I could never do. Right before my eyes, I saw him transform from a child to a boy. As he ran on the stage of the Ohio Theatre and shouted his first line I knew I was in trouble.
The tears came out like Victoria Falls and my chest felt like someone was standing on it.
The pride I felt for my son was so immense it was actually causing me physical pain.
I couldn't believe that my boy was standing on stage reciting lines he had practiced over and over in front of a full Ohio Theatre without the blink of an eye. And he was good! He was so good! Watching him felt like watching someone who had done the show for years. Ever line, ever mark he hit with perfection.
It was the CRAZIEST thing I have ever experienced as a mother.
My son could do something I would NEVER HAVE THE GUTS TO DO.
At that very second something inside of me clicked. I felt like the past eight years suddenly made sense, I had momentarily figured out this whole parenting thing. By watching my son act as Master William and TIny Tim he was accomplishing something more than I could ever accomplish. He put himself out there without knowing the result and was completely fearless.
I'll tell you this, besides his birth this moment was one of the best moments of my life.