I raised a Prince Charming without a doubt! Andrew was a true gentleman in every sense of the word.
We were watching Super Nanny while on the road to no where, the treadmill, at Elatiaâ€™s gym at her apt complex on Thursday. The husband on the show was such a putz! He was all about work, wasnâ€™t into his 3 kids and ignored his wife. Not even close to being a REAL man!
It got me thinking about Andrew. Granted, everything makes me think about Andrew. But this did because I made a conscious decision to raise Andrew NOT to be a typical guy. He did his own laundry, he knew how to clean, he knew how to cook, he was always respectful to women & very polite. He opened the car door for me and for any other woman he was in a car with. He would open the door for me where ever we went. A real gentleman in deed!
As I was remembering all this I felt so jipped! I raised this amazing young man that would put most â€˜menâ€™ to shame! Andrew was more of a man then most so called men Iâ€™ve known! I knew I had raised Andrew to be the most incredible boyfriend, husband and father! And now he wonâ€™t be any of those things. I was so looking forward to watching him become all of these things. SO yea, I feel really jipped! I was so happy to know I didnâ€™t raise a typical â€œmamaâ€™s boy!â€ While Andrew loves his Pretty Mama, he was his own man. And real men love their motherâ€™s!
My mother told me when Andrew was 3 yrs. old that I would be one of those clingy mothers that wouldnâ€™t be able to let go of their son. I said to her â€œNo I wonâ€™t! Why would you say that??â€ Then I tuned to Andrew and said â€œWho loves you the most?? No one will ever love you more than mommy does! Right?â€ LOL
It drives me crazy when I see motherâ€™s do everything for their sonâ€™s! Of course they will find the women who feel they are only worth something if they are waiting on their man. Arrrrrggggg!!!!! But thatâ€™s a whole other rant!
SO the world is down one Prince Charming & REAL man but he is and always will be my Prince!
ITâ€™S ALL GOOD!
Huh?? Dunno what happened to my entire post, it disappeared but your comment is there Dana! Which is how I was able to find my post and copy and paste it here again! I’ll see if I can do it for your comment as well.
SO what I was going to say Dana is, that is exactly what Andrew did! He made the absolute most of his time here. He lived everyday to the fullest, he loved everyday, even in the hospital. He just loved his journey here on Earth!
Here it is…..
1. Dana Says:
April 26th, 2008 at 2:39 pm e
Awwwâ€¦.Connie! What to say? Nothing of course! Yes, it seems that the â€˜goodâ€™ are taken from us way too soon and the jerks of the world go on. Whatâ€™s up with that?!?!?!
All I can do is quote Gandalf:
â€œMany that live deserve death. Some that die deserve lifeâ€¦ Even the very wise cannot see all ends.â€
â€œAll we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.â€
[[[[ huge huggles! ]]]]
Hey there…..Sorry I haven’t texted you back it has BEEN a BUSY 24 hurs….I will get on that list tonight after work…..
YOu know, even though I never knew Andrew, from what I know of him now…not from what you have told me, but from what I have felt of him, your description of him is exactly how I know him. So even in Spirit he is what you raised him to be. He is a Prince Charming even now, even without a physical body.
I am so glad to hear that our teachings carry over Swati!!! I mean we see it, but to have others as well? Now that’s cool! Altho I am not kidding myself, I think he taught us more! When you give a child the environment to be who they came here to be, it’s amazing what happens! I am just so honored to have been part of his journey here!
If more women whould teach their sons to honor and respect women (and men, animals, earth, etc) this world would be a more gentle, kinder place.
(teach their daughters too ;-)
love & hugs
Also Swati, I can’t tell you how wonderful it makes me feel to know that there are people out there that are still getting to know him! It does a Pretty Mama’s heart good!
Leila, Andrew was so into being kind to the environment too. Here’s a story for ya! When he was 9 yrs. old he was at Cory and CJ’s house and there were some neighborhood boys there as well. One had a bb gun and was shooting at lizards. Andrew had a real problem with that.
The boys went fishing. Lori, Cory’s mom, comes inside to find Andrew on the couch by himself watching tv. She asked him why he wasn’t fishing with the boys. Andrew’s reply? “One of them has a bb gun and that’s just not safe! AND I don’t like it that he is shooting at lizards”
We rasied a son & daughter who are so loving and considerate of others. A son who never gave us a bit of trouble, respectful of women, animals and the environment, a true gentleman and self reliant. A daughter who gave a bit of trouble, but just a bit, ;-) is responsible and stands in her power as a real woman, a true Goddess, and follows her dreams. She knows what she wants and goes for it! I am so proud of them!! I’m just sorry that Andrew isn’t here physically for more to see his awesomeness! So it’s my & Martin’s job to do it now.
And you are doing a fine job!!! Are now, and have done in the past, I know it. I didn’t know Andrew either, but I can see that he was awesome here and still is where he be. Thank you for bringing us on the journey!!
aahummmm….it’s been a few days since you posted a new entry….
How are you doing??????
Love & hugs
We’ve tried to teach our sons to be gentlemen. They aren’t on par with Andrew–I just couldn’t cooperate with that door holding and stuff–my husband-when-boyfriend gave up to avoid serious injury to himself or me. I’d just run ahead and yank those doors open! ;-)
Kudos to you and blessings.
Thanks Karen!!! I’m so glad all of you are here!!
Well I have to say, I didn’t teach Andrew that one Leo, Andrew started opening doors for me on his own. Then he taught Martin! LOL
Leah, Wesley has commandeered the lap top so I haven’t been a blogging BUT I do have several posts ready to go!
Iâ€™ve been thinking about thisâ€¦ (That could be dangerous!!! LOL)â€¦I give you s*** about not posting something new– I spend a few moments with a reply and you spend lots of time writing and re-writing your blog-not to mention the emotional component of it all for you. I am sorry for being a self centered diva â€“NOT!!!! LOL LOL LOL
I know you love it when we beg for more!!! :-) LOL
Love it Leila??? I crave it!!!!! LOL LOL I do thank you for appreciating what it takes to write here. BTW I have 2 more posts in the works! ;-)