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Coffee With Tristen

Cup of JoeImage by Andreanna via Flickr

I woke up this morning to Tristen bringing a cup of coffee to me in bed. I was struck by how sweet and child like my teenager can still be. My heart was full to the top as he smiled and handed me a cup of coffee. What a sweet kid! He had gotten out of bed early, just to be good to his mama!

It was then that I noticed how pale the coffee was. But, he had made it just for me and I didn't want to make him think I didn't appreciate it. He had put half a small bottle of Peppermint Mocha creamer in a six ounce coffee mug. It was, um, very different. I thanked him and proceeded to choke the liquid down.

Before he walked out the door, he asked me how it was. I told him I appreciated the gesture and thanked him. Then he smiled, squeezed my hand, and said I think from now on I'll let you add the cream and sugar. I was thinking at this point he was wise beyond his years, until I found the coffee mug he had fixed himself. Lesson learned.

But I know this is one of those memories I'll always treasure. soon he won't be here to make me my morning cup of joe. It's these little things that I'll miss, yes even things like a bit of coffee with my creamer. I cannot believe how fast my children are growing up!

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9 comments:

Michele said...

Ah, how sweet! You have a great kid there! Probably learned it from his great mom! :-)

my little world said...

that is so sweet! It's the act that matters... :)

Cindy said...

What a nice kid! Sounds like you are raising him right.

Jayde said...

That is sweet and funny all at the same time. You are so much nicer than me though, if my kids brought me something that sounds as off as that, I'd hand it back to them and say thanks but no thanks.

Lynette said...

Tristen being sweet, ah I think the boy is up to something! LOL He is so cute in his Alfred E. Newman way. Wonder what you will find out he did today? LOL

Young Wife said...

Aw, how sweet!

Tesa said...

Sounds like you've raised a wonderful kid!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

What a sweet kid Tristen is. You raised him right!! No matter why the gesture, it is how it was received...and you received it with a grateful, loving heart.

Alyssa said...

They really do grow up quickly...too quickly! How thought provoking was this post...and sweet and endearing.
Haven't commented in, well, like, forever but I was compelled to do so this time.