Jaxen Houston Davis - 1 day old
July 4th, 2012
I don’t know if you know this or not…but because of Jaxen’s problem with his speech (as in - there was no speech happening for a very long time) he never said “mommy”. It never really hit home that he didn’t call me mommy (probably because he said so little for so long) until I heard another little boy (younger than Jaxen) call for his mommy one day.
And then I will never forget the feeling I had during his first speech evaluation, when they asked me if he said “mommy”. I answered no, and the lady was shocked. She then got sad for me. And then I got sad! Maybe I was hormonal that day…but it made me really sad that he did not call me mommy.
Fast forward almost one year….Jaxen’s speech therapist works with him on saying “mommy” every session. Whether they are working on “m’s” or not…she always make him acknowledge that I am indeed “mommy”. There are now incidences here and there that Jaxen calls me mommy all on his own. Not often, but it sure does make my mommy-heart swell up when I hear that name. Especially because it is coming from his cute little voice - and it’s more like “omm-ma”….which is pretty sweet!
I sure do love that boy. And the last few days as we have been potty-training it seems as if our bond has grown even more. It could be that I’m just super proud of him; or it could be that we had been literally attached to the hip for a few solid days…me watching his every move! Either way - I love him more and more as he grows more and more.
Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there….
It is a special privilege that we get to be one.
And thank you, to our moms…for loving us the way only a mother can love.
We miss you and love you!