March 30, 2021 2 min read
Our house has always been filled with music. Above is a photo of my boys from one of their shows about five years ago. They had their own band, album, etc. It was really magical back then with all the songwriting and rehearsing music in our house. My husband and I loved it! Music has bonded the four of us and many of our family memories revolve around music. When my oldest, Jack, left for the university, our family was a bit lost. We were sad. It was so quiet, too. I mean, what can I say, we really like each other in our family. Our boys are funny. And when one left, we felt empty. I, of course, was the worst of the bunch. Big surprise, right? I remember being was at the grocery store and the song "Wonderwall" by Oasis started playing over the speaker. Jack always played this song when he first learned guitar around the age of 9. The second I heard that song over the speaker, my heart sank. It just came over me like a wave. My eyes filled with tears. I was an instant mess. I wanted to crumble to the ground and cry that really ugly cry...out loud - real loud. Instead, I abandoned my basket full of groceries right smack in the middle of the aisle. Running to my car, I fell apart crying. I stayed in the car and cried it out.... and to be honest, this happened quite a bit for a few months. Our baby, Joe, then 15, bless his heart was getting double-smothered by his father and me! I remember thinking, what am I going to do with all this extra "momma-ness" I had in me? So one day, I just happened to start looking at animal rescue websites... ;D And then I found the answer to my question! I became a DOGMOM! Yes. I got this adorable little munchkin below. She goes everywhere with me. I MEAN EVERYWHERE -- work, store, meetings, etc.
You see, I believe that once you start your "mommy mode", you can't stop. Or at least, I couldn't. ;) I have all this momma love to give and let's face it, eighteen year old boys don't really need as much as they do when they are younger. They need to let go and become men. I know they need us, but I guess I mean that they aren't babies. So now I have this precious little biscuit to baby all the time. And the best part is she's NEVER going to leave for college! Yay! I will always be Jack and Joe's boymom. NO ONE will ever ever EVER replace my Jack or my Joe. But as they transition into men and build their lives, I will still get to do my boymomma thing, but now I'm also doing the dogmomma thing! And from this, our Fur-Eva Yours line of apparel was born!