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“It gets better.”

My little guys

“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.”

 

Tricia Lott Williford

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  1. So wise….

  2. Brought tears to my eyes. So sweet!

  3. ???

  4. Yep, that one pulled a little extra at my heart❤️

  5. This just made me do the ugly cry❤️❤️❤️

  6. And me without a tissue. Or my clutch.

  7. Oh, my heart. ?

  8. Beautiful!

  9. 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.

  10. This is awesome?

  11. Out of the mouths of babes…

  12. GAHHH! This wrecked me.

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

  14. Adriana lee esto ?

    • Angelica tan reciente como ayer me dijeron una que nunca olvidare. Pero las voy a escribir ! ?

  15. Awesome.

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

  17. Needed this, thank you!?

  18. tears right here…. hoping

  19. Can’t love this enough!! Grateful for this precious reminder…

  20. His words and wisdom are priceless….

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

  22. 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!

  23. Glad it’s getting better!

  24. Bless his sweet soul!!! Oh my heart

  25. 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

  26. Oh my, so precious

  27. That brought tears to my eyes! What a sweet young man he’s grown into! ❤️

  28. What a precious precious wise young man.

  29. Wow! So much wisdom in a such a young man. Thank you for sharing.

  30. 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!

  31. This might be my favorite entry ever.

  32. This my be my very favorite entry ever.

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