July 29, 2019

"It gets better."

"Mom, I wish you had some kind of record of the things I said when I was little."

The incredulous look on my face may have been apparent to him, and I didn't mind.  I wasn't hiding it.

"Tyler, are you kidding me right now?"

"Yeah, I just wish there was some way to know what I said and did back when I was little."

"Dude."

"What."

"I wrote down basically everything. It's all on a blog.  And most of it is in a book."

"Oh.  That's right.  Can I read it?"

This is only the greatest moment I've been waiting for...and writing for.  He settled in beside me, and I pulled up the column that is his very own, Tyler Says.  And we read and read, taking turns.  He loved the funny lines, the quippy words, his giant vocabulary tucked inside a little body.  And he asked me to skip over the sad ones, when he was three years old and struggling with the reality that had capsized us.

"Mom, I was a cool kid."

"A very cool kid. You still are."

"If I could go back in time, I know what I would do. Two things."

"Tell me."

"First, I'd want to hang out with little Tyler.  He seems like my kind of dude."

I'd say so, yes.  In every single way.

"And I'd visit you in your sad years so I could say, 'Hold on tight, Mom.  It gets better.'"

~ ~ ~

Sharing his words with you today,
just in case you need someone to visit your window in time and say,

"Hold on tight.  It gets better."

 

33 comments on “"It gets better."”

  1. What a sweet fellow, and it's so great you saved those memories. Brought tears to my eyes. In the turmoil of the moment, we sometimes forget. It's a lovely reminder of what a wonderful mom you have been since the day he was born, and he has absorbed you.

  2. Oh, my, I really needed to hear this today. Thank you, Tyler & Tricia.

  3. No words for this, only tears. Precious (ok, that was a word).

  4. A perfect example of God speaking truth through the young. You were an amazing gift to each other.

  5. That’s awesome! Wisdom beyond his years! I have through your blog and books watched you hang on real tight and get better! You amaze me!

  6. Cracking up at his "I wish"... like um, hello, do you not know about the BOOKS? LOL. What a beautiful moment of reward for you! I love when God gives us those. <3

  7. All of your men are special people. And today, Tyler especially. I hope I have someone like him in my corner if I ever go through even a fraction of what you and he and your family has. Thank you!

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