Monday, March 3, 2008

rockin' mom

It's been a busy few days. Jake's band, I, Riot, performed on Thursday night, Friday night, and Sunday night. And in the same order, they had a bad night, a good night, and a fun night.

Don and I have always supported our kids, in whatever they were involved in at the time, by attending their events. Whether it was soccer games, band concerts, dance recitals, or classroom field trips, we were there. I never dreamed that my future would hold days where we'd be following my son's band from one venue to the next.

And support doesn't just mean sitting in the audience and listening. We've transported drums and fans, loaded and unloaded equipment, helped with the sound system, provided food, played amateur photographer, and the list goes on. But I wouldn't change a thing.

I'm experiencing a part of life that most people don't. We get to be involved in kid's lives in a very gratifying way. I know more about the independent music scene than I could have ever imagined. And most importantly, Jake [hopefully] knows how much his mom and dad care about him and will always support him in anything he chooses to do.

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Penless Thoughts said...

Love is the greatest gift we can give and love is by our actions and your actions speak LOVE to your son and he knows it!!!

Jacki said...

That is pretty cool that you support your son like that. What great parents!!

jennifer said...

I am with Susan! Your kids will always come to you, as you have always been there for them!!!

How fun to still get to *be cool*!

Heidi Jo said...

you rock mom.

Short Stop said...

You are such a rockin' Mom! What a gift you are giving Jake in supporting him this way.

MammyT said...

I appreciate you so much. And I'm sure that you have almost as much fun as the kids do. I always did.
I so agree with your feelings about how you support your children. My kids (5 of them) have opened doors to me I never would have gone through but for them! I knew you were a kindred spirit. Thanks for your comments on 'change'. I can't stand 'same'.
I love your sunny yellow. I noticed it last week and started thinking... and then Kelli changed hers and I wasn't far behind.
God bless you

Melissa said...

You? You are one awesome mom!! I love that you are willing to support your kids no matter the activity! Rock on! :)

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

What an awesome mom you are!
Susan, I love your site. I'm a sunshine girl, too. It has been a long winter here in Iowa and I am so ready to get outside again to praise walk and enjoy His creation and beauty.


kailani said...

You're one cool Mama!

Heather said...

You're a roadie and a groupie! Every band needs both!

Jamey said...

That's so cool that Jake is in a band and even cooler that his parents go and support hime!! I grew up doing this. My dad was always in a band. And now my brother is in a band. It's so fun!! It's a whole different world than being a soccer mom!!

MightyMom said...

you're just plain cool!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

It's gotta be so fun to see the talents God instills in your children!

What a great support network for him.