I was so curious. What would Charles become one day?
He was so quirky, funny, animated.
I struggled seeing him as an adult. But still I pondered and I wondered.
That’s what we all do, right? Wonder what our children will be one day. It’s the great reward.
When things got bad, I thought they’d get better.
He was the kid that romanced the camera. Owned the stage when he was on it. Life of the party when he walked in. The center of my universe. Charles was pure bubbling joy on two legs.
I was a stay at home mom. So I could get it right. It was hard for me to stay home and I can’t say I was a natural.
I also thought staying home would make a difference.
There was another reason I stayed home. Only I didn’t know it. That time I had at home with him is so precious now because it was all I got. And I was there for every milestone.