Day 29 – Dear Evan

Dear Evan,

Earlier this month I wrote about wanting to eat you. It was after a rough day that at this moment I can’t even remember the details.  What I do remember however is how awful it felt to have our relationship out of sorts and fearful of the future.

We aren’t out of the woods yet…we’ve got a couple more teenage years but today was a great day. There wasn’t even anything special about it…it was just the conversation, the easy quiet, the general sense of togetherness. You even let us take a selfie :)

Being your parent is one of the greatest honors I have been given…I absolutely love being your mom.  I love your smile, your laugh, your determination, your resolve, your curiosity.  I also love your sense of integrity and even though you are questioning some of your beliefs it tells me you’re a thinking kind of guy…I love that about you as well.

Days like today remind me once again to take parenting one day at a time.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:34

Through the good days and bad days…we are family, you are mine and I love you babe.

xoxoxox – mom ❤️

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Donna Matthews is a blog writer at the DJRanch where she strives to remain authentic while not taking herself too seriously. She is also the creator of Slay The Chaos (, where she writes about productivity and organization. She is a member of The Writers Guild and Write Space in Houston and is currently writing her first book.