This past weekend, my eldest son proposed to his girlfriend. As the mother of three sons, I am thrilled to welcome my first daughter!
It is difficult for a mother to remain objective when her son is dating, just as (so I have heard) it is difficult for fathers to approve of their daughters’ dating choices. You have to learn to bite your tongue when you do not approve and only offer advice when it is requested. You have to hope your children listen when you try to teach them that beauty is only skin deep, but what lies within is much more important. They have to learn to follow their instincts telling them if a relationship does not feel right, it is not right, and will not last. You can only hope and pray that your children make the right choice when choosing a mate, and celebrate when they do!
This happy couple have known each other for years, having curled together since they were “little rockers”, close to twenty years ago. Even though they both dated other people over the years, their friendship, love of curling and the ever-popular social media have kept them connected. We have no doubt they are ideally matched and are very excited to encourage them in this next step of their lives.
Experts agree that boys that are close to, respectful of, and good to their mothers will make great husbands. I am fortunate to have three kind, considerate, respectful, compassionate, not to mention handsome, sons that will make great husbands and fathers. Of course, I am a bit biased…