Thursday, January 19, 2012

Name Change

I've recently undergone a name change. It happened quite suddenly. A bit shocking really. It even happened without my permission. I don't like it. When I hear it, I cringe a little. It sounds so foreign to me, but still, I answer. Sometimes it takes me awhile to even realize I'm the one being addressed, that's how un-used to it I am. Each time I hear my new name I take a deep breath because I know there's nothing I can do to revert back to the old name. The name that melted my heart each time I heard it. The name I heard between giggles when joy was shared. The name called out when a scraped knee needed mending by kisses and icecream. The name sought out late at night to ward off lingering monsters in the closet. I'll miss my old name. I'll embrace my new one.  Goodbye, "Mommy". Hello, "Mom". This will take some getting used to.

Remembering the "Mommy" Years. Looking forward to the "Mom" Years.


Lefty said...

Makes me treasure my "mommy" years even more now!

Anonymous said...

I am right there with you. It has been awhile since my oldest called me "Mommy" but my youngest came up with "Yabby" a few years ago - don't know why - and I will cherish it for as long as possible. Does "Mamma" count? We are blessed to live in the South, it seems to be even more popular than "Mam".

Sugar Mama Bakeshop said...

Sad day. I'm dreading it already and mine can't even say mama yet :) He looks like such a sweet boy though!!

thesamestarrysky said...

I still have one kiddo who calls me mommy only when he is sick or is begging for something LOL otherwise I am mom too :o( I feel your pain.

The Cheese Thief said...

Aww... makes me sad thinking about it.

KimMalk said...

Oh! I know what you mean--fortunately my 18 yr. old will still call me mommy if you can believe that--I love it!


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