Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Serenading Mom

You've seen so much of our daughter, Joy, because she's always in front of the camera and she's with me ALL the time! However, you haven't seen much of our son, Colt. He's nineteen, and you know how it is with teenagers....it's hard to always catch them at home between school, work and friends. But, if Colt is home for very long at all, you'll usually find him with his guitar in hand. He is so fun to have around and loves to keep us entertained!

He often comes and sits where I am and "serenades" me (so I call it). I love those times! Whether I'm in the kitchen working, out on the sunporch with the laptop (his by the way), or in the living room, he'll bring in his guitar and sit and play and sing. And he gets goofy....but I like goofy. I know he doesn't necessarily do it FOR me, but it's still a special time (for me anyway)! Sometimes, he asks what I think of something he's writing, or if I like a song "this way or that way" better, but mostly he just plays.

The song playing in the background is a song that I hear him playing and singing among many others! (I've learned to enjoy a whole new type of music with him).

I'm just so happy that he chooses to be there at that moment with me and these moments I treasure.....


Kindra said...

Great pictures of your son. I first noticed the song, I think it's great! My husband plays the guitar and it's just fun to hang out and have him playing it. The boys love it. :) I hope my boys want to hang out where I am when they get older. :)

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

You are so blessed!

Blessings Rondell

blessedmomof3 said...

Awww, that is wonderful! My older boy loves to sing, and does it all the time - be it singing or humming. He's done it since he was quite young. I always think of him as "serenading" me too.


Primgal55 said...

What a great way for mom and son to spend time together! Music has a way of doing that! ENjoy, hugs, Linda

Colleen said...

How fun to see some photos of your son, Tammy! He sounds like a sweet and thoughtful young man. I hope my boys will still want to hang out with me when they're older. What a blessing!

Have a terrific day!

Gettysburg Homestead said...

How awesome your son will share his talent with you. My 8 year old got a guitar from his grandparents for Christmas several years ago and has no idea how to play but tries anyway. He's always asking too...how do you like this sound Mom? He also loves to sing... he'll even sing his answers to me sometimes... or he sings along with country music in the car.


Anonymous said...

My cousin plays the guitar & is awesome!! I learned some when i was younger from him, but am not that good! We have Victoria serenade us w/a violin!! she's actually not bad!

Katy said...

That is sooo incredibly sweet! I hope one of my sons will do that for me someday!!! xoxoxo
Thanks so much for your prayers and comments about my husband's mission trip Tammy!! I REALLY appreciate it!!! I am blessed to have some really great friends! xoxo

Julie said...

Oh, Tammy!
Your son sounds like such a sweetie! And that he serenades you.....and asks your opinion...just so heartwarming!
You're so blessed!
Our God is so great!!!!!
Many Blessings,

Jo-Anne said...

How sweet. What a special young man.
I especially like it when my 19 year son comes up behind me and gives me a big hug. But, he usually rubs his whiskers on my cheek, though. Not so fun, but you won't hear me complain!

Thanks for the comment on my blog about the patterns. I think Ragan has narrowed her choice down to 5 or 6, so a trip to the fabric store will be forthcoming!

pinetrees on the moor said...

Great to see pictures of your son,its so nice when they choose to spend time with you even better when they sing.You have a lovely family.blessing to you all.Kate

Julie said...

Teen-agers--we love them!! How fun that he "serenades" you. You must be a wonderful mom because he likes to hang out with you. Hope you're having a wonderful day. Julie

Angie said...

awww, tammy..what a sweet post! my little guy gets all shy if i happen to catch him singing or playing on his keyboard. but the other day he just broke out into 'you are my sunshine' in the car. being the wuss that i am..of course i started crying. they don't realize what gifts they are!


Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

How nice to see your Colt! "My" Colton is going to be just tickled. He is certain to call your Colt his twin! Same name ... must be my brother is what he'll be thinking. LOL

How precious to have a young man who still likes to play for his mom! What a blessing!