Like many moms, Holly Nowak makes a meal for her family nearly every single night even though it can be such an exhausting and monotonous routine. It's just one of those things that has to get done, so she does it. However, thanks to a comment her 16-year-old son made about her dinners, Holly has found a new reason to feel good about the time she spends cooking for her family every night.
"Just about every night I make dinner for myself, Chris, and the kids," Holly wrote in a post shared to the Love What Matters Facebook page. "I've always made a great effort to make sure those meals are good and balanced. They are made with love even on my most tired days. As a mom you feel perhaps they don't mean much or are taken for granted."
Despite her feelings, Holly realized that her making meals isn't taken for granted at all, thanks to her teenage son, Zane. "Zane finished dinner and before he went upstairs he said, 'Mom, when I have kids I'm going to make sure we always have dinners like we do!'" Holly wrote. "That statement in itself was enough. My heart swelled."
Zane loves to write, and shared with his mom that he actually wrote a piece about his family's dinners and how the meals Holly cooks every night represent stability in his life.
"I can't tell you how it feels to have my 16-year-old son tell me that this repetitive, often tiring, monotonous thing I do every night signifies stability in his life," Holly said. "So when you're cooking dinner and eating with your kids for the 5,000th time and you think no one cares . . . think again. I believe it means more to them than we know or even more than they say."