Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Daddy


Summer rain patters it's refreshing tune on grass and earth. Bare feet propped on the arm of the chair, his feet on my knees, his head on my shoulders. Visions of Henry and Mudge frolic in his imagination as I narrate their tale. 

Abruptly, Cole rises to sit on my chest, story time forgotten. "Dad, look here", pointing to the pale blond hairs on his legs. "Pretty soon I'll be a daddy and have hairs just like you."

A smile curls on the crease of my lips, as my mind drifts to anxious days of early fatherhood, figuring out what it means to be a dad. Unconsciously my arms wrap his body, pulling him close, as we stare out into the day. His soft hair rests against my lips, the scent of little boy greets me and I know, my answer is found in being right here, right now, in moments like these.

12 comments:

Baino said...

One of the great things about having some time on your hands Brian. These precious moments go so quickly and form memories . .enjoy them while you can.

willow said...

Savor these moments, because their gone in a flash.

Ronda Laveen said...

My love, that is all we ever have. Right here. Right now. Cheers!

Leah said...

Beautiful, I'm tearing up.

We loved Henry and Mudge, and if you haven't already you and the little ones should check out Cynthia Rylant's "Mr. Putter" books. All of them, they are some of our very favorite children's books. We still get them out to read sometimes, although my daughter has long since graduated to Tolkien...it does go fast...

Candie Bracci said...

Those are the most precious moments!Beautiful post Brian!Have a nice day :)

Daniel said...

It's great being in the moment. Sometimes we are transported outside of our bodies and can look down on the beautiful scene before us and drink it in and savor every drop. Nice picture to go with the story. Have a great one today.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

big, big, big smile....

beautiful!

Lover of Life said...

Oh yeah. Those are the sweetest moments of your life. Enjoy.

Colette Amelia said...

It was my rule that the boys couldn't watch mature movies until they had hairy legs! Thanks for the memories.

Nicole said...

Every time you post something, I take the time to read it because each post is a gem that needs to be read. You write beautifully about the moments and stories of your life that interest everybody. I really enjoy reading this blog, and I look forward to reading it. Thanks for posting things worth reading about a life worth living. Have a great day.
Live long and prosper. (Sorry, I had to say that!)

paul said...

love this.

Jaime said...

very nice. i'm reading this with my little guy curled up in my lap snoring away... i love moments like these.