One of the few things I’ve felt okay about spending money on lately is Tyler’s music class. We used his birthday money plus a small amount of his savings to enroll him. He has been going for two years, ever since he was a year old. When I tried to enroll him this time around the class was already filled. I was so disappointed. This week we learned there is an opening and the first class is tomorrow!
When I was a full-time working mom, I treasured this precious time together. It was by far the best part of the week. Ever since I became sick with Lupus it has been hard getting there every Saturday morning, but I still treasure it. With my cane, with Grant, my mother, or just Tyler and I with him dragging something that I can’t hold, I feel it is a victory over my disease. I’ve only missed a couple of classes where I felt I absolutely COULDN’T do it.
I used to be a singer, I stopped after college and now only Tyler benefits from my voice, but I see the same love of music and singing in him. Tyler sings on pitch and makes up his own songs. He loves so many types of music. It is a gift that I would like to nourish.
Besides all of this, as a sick mom, I know that there is one thing we will definitely be doing over the weekend, and even if it exhausts me for the rest of the day or I am not doing well on Sunday, I know at least we will have shared our love of music.