My Son’s Birthday

Written by on March 10, 2006 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Yesterday, my son was over for a little birthday party. He turned twenty-one last Sunday. Saturday night into Sunday morning was his time with his older sister, but yesterday was spent with his little sister…and me.

Brhiannon blew up the balloons, I put up streamers, and cooked a meal for Sean. Of course, there was ice cream cake. He graciously listened to my kind of music for a while until he couldn’t stand it anymore. Then I found a Metallica CD (which I like) and put it on for him. We gave him gifts. This is what Brhiannon made for him.

Claywork of her big brother carrying her.

I used to carry him. I look at him and I think, was it all that long ago, when I used to hold his little hand in mine and carry him on my hip? Oh, but God help me, even as I look at him and have to lean my head back, because he’s so much taller, I still see that little boy. Doesn’t matter if my eyes show me something different or how much I know he’s a young man now. In my heart he’s my baby.

I don’t think that will ever change.

I don’t want it to. It’s my right as a mother….and one I will always exercise.


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About the Author: Greetings, fellow dreamer, and welcome! I’m Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist. Some of my creative projects are a CD of healing music, “For the Sake of Love” and a children’s book on the interconnectedness of life, “Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes” published by Illumination Arts. Currently, I’m in the process of creating podcasts for my book series on covert abuse. My commitment is to the creative process especially as it relates to the healing journey. Whether I’m singing at a vigil for asylum seekers, memorial for political activists or sitting around a table sharing tea and conversation with friends who just want to talk heart to heart, I am always deeply moved by the human spirit to love and live with authentic beauty. Thank you for being here, for reading my posts and/or listening to my podcast. There’s much to share, much to create and the journey has just begun! Meet you on the path. .


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