Cup of Comfort for Mothers and Sons: Stories that Celebrate by Colleen Sell

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By Colleen Sell

Will pay tribute to the facility and enjoyment of the mother-son dating, celebrating its resonance and the permanence of affection in additional than fifty tales written through usual humans.

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No way to be sure I’ve made the right choices. No guarantee my decisions will help my son. No comfort as I face the possibility I’ve lost my youngest child by trying to help him. Right or wrong, the burden is mine alone. My head is exploding, and the ache in my chest A Cup of Comfort for Mothers & Sons  21 is unbearable. I’m physically ill from worry and heartache. Though I firmly believe his welfare and his future must be my priorities, nothing prepared me for this. For months, I function robotically on the verge of total exhaustion.

You’ve got to be kidding! What does Drano have to do with—” “Go ahead, try,” he interrupted. By then, he’d reached the kitchen and poured the blue crystals into a saucer. “But . ” “Come on, just try it,” he insisted, holding the saucer under my chin. ” I spat. The Drano sizzled and turned from pale blue to black. “Yes! ” he shouted, as he bounced around the kitchen, hands held high as if he had scored the winning touchdown. ” I stared at him across the kitchen. ” “Well, what do you know,” I said, sounding unconvinced.

And the worries and wonders they used to share at bedtime became private matters. Boys are easier, I hear, as teenagers. Less histrionic. More independent. Steadier. That’s true, I think, from  29  30  A Cup of Comfort for Mothers and Sons my one-sided parenting experience. But it’s deceptive, this face of self-containment. From all appearances, life is good. My son gets passing grades. He has a delightful girlfriend whose presence softens him. He actually enjoys school for once. He mountain bikes with buddies on the weekend and comes home mud splattered and endorphin charged.

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