Thank you very much!
Thank you very much!
Recently realized that my Third Year Anninversary here on Tumblr has come and gone…
Made some friends.
Made some enemies.
Even made some friends out of enemies!
But definitely had a great time here with YOU all, Jon and the boys!
Thanks for your love and friendship♥
xoxo Notoldjustolder/Your Jovimama
So after making that post about my son yesterday, I remembered that Whitetiger9 lived in L.A. and I messaged her to see if maybe he could crash at her place.
It was crazy…a huge favour to ask of someone who has never met me in “real life” and you know what?
She messaged me back and said she and her roommate were okay with it, but they’d like to talk to him first. Can you believe that?
Unfortunately, it was not to be.
Too many complications. My son decided to accept the loss and learn from the situation, but Ashley’s kindness went a long way to help him feel better. To remind him there are good people out there.
Here’s the thing.
As awful as what that other girl did to my son, Ashley was willing to do the opposite, to help another person she doesn’t even know. How kind is that?
So please stop feeling bad that you didn’t get back to me sooner Ash.
It’s really okay.
YOU ARE AMAZING.
Thank you for your friendship.
(btw I’m sure it wasn’t the fact that he couldn’t handle living with a Bon Jovi Addict for a week Ashley…he does that all the time…lol ;)
This is personal.
I’m so sad today.
See this cute boy? This is my son. I know every Mom adores their son or should adore their son…and I am no exception.
He’s got a huge heart and a wonderful sense of humor and basically his main faults are that he leaves his room in a bit of a mess and He’s not a huge fan of Bon Jovi…
(The first one I can live with…the second one we’re still working on.)
So as I was saying, this sweet young guy…
…met a girl on here and planned a big trip to L.A. for the FYF Fest this weekend. He put out over $1000.00 on plane, passport costs, travel ins and concert tickets. He had been talking to this girl and planning this trip for approx 8 months. The plan was they would attend the concert together and he could stay at her place. They were then going to spend a week in San Francisco sight seeing and hanging out.
When he told me about this I was completely shocked. He’d already booked his flight and bought the tickets. Even though I wasn’t comfortable with it, I reminded myself he is 20 and it’s not my right to tell him he should or shouldn’t do something anymore. Instead I embraced the idea that it would be a great adventure. Of all people, who am I to question his passion for music and the desire to travel to a locale where he can see his favorite bands?
So I did my best to shove my fears and nagging questions to the back of my mind and tried to share his excitement for the trip.
Yesterday, we tied up all the loose ends. Getting all the last minute things done. He was so excited!
I couldn’t help but be excited for him. He’s never been to L.A. before and he was so stoked. We talked about all the cool things he’d see and he said “Make sure you answer my texts Mom.” (I’m kind of notorious for putting a low interest level on my phone…)
"What if I find something Bon Jovi-ish? Maybe at the Walk of Fame?"
I be like “Yeah, just my luck you’d run into Jon or Richie and call me and I’d miss it…”
So….after all this….he receives a message at about 10:00 p.m. last night that the girl is bailing out. She’s found God. She had to leave town. She needs to distance herself from L.A. She’s sorry but she hopes he’ll understand.
ARE YOU F**KING KIDDING ME?????
After much consideration he decided he had to cut his losses and not go on the trip. The added cost of hotel and not knowing anyone there or how to navigate the city was just a little too overwhelming for him.
I’m not sure why I’m posting this except for the fact that I’m so sad for him and needed to get my emotions out…
As well…maybe as a reminder to people to not be so careless with other people’s hearts and feelings.
This kid is a hard working, sensitive guy. It took him a long time to earn that $1000.00 so this is no small thing. Not to mention the fact that his faith and trust in other human beings has once again been pushed to the limit in this sometimes cold, hard world.
…and then the most amazing thing that came out of this whole awful ordeal. I’m sitting on his bed trying to talk him through the whole thing, my heart breaking for him over his disappointment, and I say “What kind of person does this to someone and then says they’re all about getting closer to God?” and he says “If what she says is true and she’s really going through this life altering situation I can forgive her Mom. I just can’t understand why she didn’t let me know sooner so I could have made other plans?”
I could not believe this. At his lowest, most disappointed moment, my sweet boy found it in his heart to forgive and put this girls feelings ahead of his own.
Just another reason to adore this young man.
When I grow up sweetheart…I want to be just as wonderful as you…
A very proud Mom
Say It Isn’t So…
I didn’t think it was possible either but I finally had to take a break…
Thank you for your sweet message♥
I have been a fan of Bon Jovi for many, many, many years and they are very inspirational to me too. I am so glad you found them and they helped you through hard times. I know some people think that it is silly to love a band and their music so much that it gives you the motivation to keep going but I am not one of them. Whatever it takes to keep you alive another day, to recognize that you are worth it and there could be, there will be, better days ahead is not silly. We all need something to hold onto, something to believe in. I’m so glad you found it in Bon Jovi because I’m sure you are pretty awesome yourself even if you don’t feel it all the time.
Please feel free to message me anytime if you want to talk.
Well thank you very much!
My job here is done.
So to all of you who sent me “the message” a big thank you for thinking of me.
Unfortunately there is no humanly possible way for me to send out 310 messages. (I received 3 more since I made the other post! YIKES!)
Instead I will make this master post for all of you who make this a fun place to come and share my love for Jon and Bon Jovi ♥
Ya know who you are!
Love you long time…
xoxo Notoldjustolder/Your Jovimama always xoxo
Beautyqueenfrommars: This is not healthy mom.
Notoldjustolder: Why you wanna tell me how to live my life?