Tuesday, April 13, 2010

for you, my son

there is no more
beautiful sound than
the first time you hear
the heartbeat of your
hopes and dreams
coming to fruition
inside the one
you love.

thump/thump...thump/thump...thump/thump

it all
becomes real,
like a train rounding
the bend, your teeth
chattering, heart drumming
crazy rhythms, tears
leaking horizontal
across your
face.

it is spring as i write this in my notebook. all things new are pushing up from the soil, coloring the world in brilliance. much like you color it for those around you.

you are seven as i write this in my notebook. life is starting to make sense in small ways, infinite possibilities float like soap bubbles in your eyes. the world is your canvas.

it is tuesday as i write this in my notebook. if i could bottle these moments with you i would, but they slip through my fingers, slimy earthworms retreating deep into the soil. so i write them down, hoping some day you will read and remember our time together.

with love,
your dad.

102 comments:

Star said...

Lovely, sensitive notes about your son. May you have many happy years together and may nothing come between you.
Blessings, Star

Titanium said...

Read he will- someday- but always he will know the love that brought him in to the world.

He has a wonderful Dad.

william said...

great to record these things I can see him in latter years reading them to his kids, cool mate :)

Travel & Dive Girl said...

Beautifully said! They grow up so fast.

5thsister said...

He will appreciate this so much when he is older. You are a very good father!

Too often things are left unsaid. Case in point, my father. He never said things such as this to me. I think I only heard him say he loved me once. And that was 30 years ago. Now he has suffered a mild stroke that has affected the speech center of his brain. Sad, really.

Matty said...

Time flies. With three grown children, I wish that I had it back. Savor every day, every moment.

He looks like a great kid.

Cop Mama said...

"Soap bubbles in your eyes"...I love that! Beautiful.

Little Ms Blogger said...

You really should keep a journal of different moments with your kids as they grow up and give to them when they have kids or when they are older.

I love journals. I love letters. I especially love this entry.

Eva Gallant said...

It's like a love letter yo your son. Beautiful

lakeviewer said...

Oh my, this is too, too precious to lay there. Your boy is a lucky fellow.

susan sonnen said...

This is exceptional. :)

Mighty M said...

Just beautiful!

Respectfully Yours said...

Today is my sons birthday - he is 23. Your right time does fly by, enjoy each minute with him.
HUGS to you both.

Zuzana said...

This is so beautiful, your son will treasure these lines one day...
Children are simply the meaning of life. And we are all in a certain way divine, as we can give it.

xo

TechnoBabe said...

This is a beautiful legacy you are leaving your boys, you words of love and compassion showing them by example how to love your wife and children.

Daniel said...

Sweet and loving. Smiles knowingly.

Alina said...

Your son is very sweet!
I read your poem!!
The beautiful words that you write it came from your soul!
I think that this is the love of a father!!!
You are a lucky person to have such a nice familly!!

Have a blessed day,Brian!! :)

Subby said...

"The world is your canvas", indeed...he'll appriciate this in the future :)

liza said...

I love it...a "daddy" journal. You're the best!

becky said...

Oh how lovely Brian, I just loved this. So touching,God Bless you and your family.

An Open Heart said...

A sweet, sweet rememberance. Perhaps something to slip to him the day his first is born?

S


Thanks for always stopping by....it means alot.

Magpie said...

These are the things that will one day touch his heart and explain to him how he became a loving father too.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

He will ... lucky boy!

Baino said...

I'm sure both your boys will treasure what you write bout them and you're so right, time flies so enjoy these moments when they're dependent and happy to be in your company. They grow so fast!

slommler said...

Beautifully written. What a precious young man.
Hugs
SueAnn

Maggie said...

Very beautiful letter Brian. They have a great day!

Cinner said...

Brian, just beautiful for your son to read. I lost my Dad almost a year ago, I know you will enjoy every moment with your children. You have so much love in your heart. I feel it in your writing....I must be exhausted..I am all teary eyed....Blessings to you.

C.M. Jackson said...

You are such a good Dad!! A great idea and I am certain he will chrish every word you write. Great photo too!

mama-face said...

Yes, he is rounding the bend. 7 is a huge turning point. I have a feeling that your bond is especially strong and your words are exactly what he feels from you. Save these words for when he's going through those teenage years and may be doubting anything and everything. I hope that makes some kind of sense.

Captain Dumbass said...

I love this because tomorrow I'll be at the doctor's listening to my third's heartbeat and in two short months my firstborn will be seven.

Katherine said...

Wonderful, beautiful words Brian! Your son is blessed to have such a loving, attentive father. There is no question in my mind that he already knows that!
What a handsome, cheerful little 7 years old he is too!
Keep safe that notebook!

Prayer Girl said...

Such beautiful words that touch the soul.

God bless,

PG

Ronda Laveen said...

I can just imagine your sons reading your stories to their sons. He looks like he is having such a great time.

Jingle said...

A sweet poem
for a smart boy
from a sunshine father.
lovely post!
Happy Tuesday
to YOU and YOUR family!

Jingle said...

keep smiling, Logan,
a bright future awaits
for you.
Best wishes!

BeautifulWreck said...

I love these poems, notes to your boys. Beautiful.

Kate Hanley said...

You have such an amazing way of capturing the essence of an emotion or a feeling or even a moment. It's amazing how many times I've read your posts and thought, yeah, exactly. Cheers!

Me said...

Your kids will always hold a piece of your heart, one they will be able to take out and look at any time they want to (or need to).

There can be no greater gift...

California Girl said...

I feel the same way and I hope some day my sons will read my blogs and know from the posts I write about them they are dearly loved. Not a bad way to leave a small legacy in which your children get to know you.

She Writes said...

Your are a good daddy!

Mama Wheaton said...

Nicely said.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I hear a song....... Amy Grant wrote a love song to one of her children. There is a song there, just needs music.........

Dorraine said...

Your son will read those notes one day and he will truly understand how much you love him. A tender tribute if I ever read one. And he is precious!

Betsy said...

Oh, how I do love little boys! :)

Tracy said...

Aw, Brian, you two guys are so lucky to have each other. Sweet words for sure.

AngelMay said...

Way cute kid, Brian. And lucky to have a dad that loves him so much.

The Retired One said...

Touching and heartfelt, Brian...you are such a great Dad!
Love the strawberry juice down his chin picture! The epitomy of boyhood!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

He is so lucky to have such a wonderful, loving and caring dad.

He's handsome too!

:)

Jingle said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/04/13/the-celebrate-blogger-of-march-in-short-story-writing-award-and-more-announcement-for-nomination/

you may already know,
someone started nomination already.
easy,
no pressure,
simply letting you know what's going on.
Good luck for your short story writing...plus humor...

Ji said...

You must grow up being fully loved,
love is contagious, your love letter to your son will be transformed and spread to your grandsons....I simply feel amazed by the depth of your feelings and the tenderness of your words...

Happy Tuesday Evening!
It has been a blessing to get to know YOU and YOU Loving Family!

;)

RNSANE said...

It is good to write these words of love down, Brian - though I know you say them to your son. In just the blink of an eye, they are grown. I look at my three - 39,
27 and 25 and wonder how the years passed so quickly.

LadyFi said...

So beautiful .. and true. My son turned seven too at the weekend... Sigh - they grow up so fast!

Maha said...

it made my eyes water! you are the best dad ever ;)

Bernie said...

Your sons are blessed to have the kind of father you are and I am sure they will love your words many years from now.....:-) Hugs

mo.stoneskin said...

Awwww. It's always crazy looking at your offspring and then thinking back to the time they were formed.

Mr. Stupid said...

I am sure this will bring a smile when he reads it sometime later. Very well said. Beautiful words.

Have a good day...:)

järnebrand said...

This is beautiful and lovely and true. All we can do is treasure those moments. This spring post about the love for your son, so full of sunshine and growing things - I loved it! :)
He is lucky to have you as his Dad.
/Jo.

Shadow said...

beautiful! these are the moments all too easily forgotten...

sheila said...

Oh that's just beautiful! It is SO awesome to watch a child grow!

Goofball said...

what a beautiful post

schererart said...

What a treasure he will have. When times get tough in his life and your not there physically, you'll be there mentally, cheering him on, supporting him, crying and laughing with him. Very nice.

Kathy said...

You do such an awesome job of writing wonderful tributes to your son. It's obvious you love him very much!

Bethan said...

This is so sweet! A lovely eulogy for your boy! Great post honey <3

Jana said...

HI, I HAVE TAGGED YOU OVER AT MY BLOG!

petemarshall1 said...

What wonderful words to praise your son. I wrote a verse for my daughter & I know that when she's old & I am long & gone she will always have that from me! Cheers Pete

Lorraine said...

The love of a parent, I felt every heartbeat :)

Valerie said...

You have and are something special, Brian; your boys will feel it and know it for the whole of their lives.
You should get all your stuff published, or at least printed for posterity.

sakhii•• said...

very honest flow of words..!!

Kim A. said...

Our kids are parts of our heart walking around outside of us. I love it.

♥namaste♥

Bryan Borland said...

"if i could bottle these moments with you i would" - ah, but by writing like this, you are bottling these moments. What a treat for him to have when he is older. What a gift for you to leave for him - these words of your love and of his youth.

Ji said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/04/09/week-121-are-you-the-perfect-poet/

Happy Belated 7th Birthday to logan.

The Perfect Poet Award Reminder,

Maybe someday, I will create The Perfect Father Award for someone like YOU!

Have A Winsome Wednesday!
Always, You Deserve The Best!

Jill said...

A wonderful gift to your sweet son. He will treasure it MOST CERTAINLY.

Jen said...

I have wonderful memories of my daughter at that age! Enjoy every moment you can. He will probably be much, much, older before he appreciates the journal...probably about the same time he has children.

VE said...

Nice. We have about a three week strawberry season here but they're the best strawberries in the world...smuckers and haagendaz both use only our berries...

buffalodick said...

As you grow older, these written memories will be invaluable!

evalinn said...

Very nicely written! :-)

Pat said...

Your son will treasure these thoughts from you, if not now, then when he is a grown man. They are beautiful. Continue to write them. Smile.

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JStar said...

So precious Brian!!

Everyday Goddess said...

doesn't it go by in a blur.

he's adorable!

Okie said...

awesome post. Very nice, honest and heartfelt. Thanks for sharing.

Felicitas said...

Brian, that was AMAZING! You've made me cry, it's so beautiful.

Lord said...

This shows a great Dad...I'm inspired by this...Looking forward to being one.

secret agent woman said...

He'll remember.

AmyLK said...

That's lovely and he will appreciate that you saved it for him in your notebook.

Marla said...

Brian ~ You are such a good dad. You really are.

TALON said...

Lovely - one day he'll read this and be blown away.

Love the photo!

Hilary said...

Every child should have at least one parent who feels as you do.. and can let him know it.

Jingle said...

Happy Thursday!

Wings said...

Just great, Brian! Said well for many.

Anya said...

So lovely .....
(I was missing almost a great post)
I think you are a fantastic Dad
he will be very proud of his Dad
:)
:)

Janice said...

An absolutely beautiful reflection of a father's love.

Jingle said...

Brian:

Thank you for caring about my TT link.

Please don't blame me, I saw you linked in and thus I did 2. No more such a thing again next week.

In general, I find free time on Saturday and I visit other links, meanwhile leave a link with blogs I visited...

Forgive me.
Thank you for the reminder.

Ariel said...

very touching. You must be a great Dad to your sons. They are so blessed.

gayle said...

He will read your words along with many others. They will all be touched as we are!!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Enjoy every moment. Your guys will be so lucky when they are old enough to read your writings.
jj

only a movie said...

I can already picture his 40 year old face crying as he reads this. Really nice, Brian (and apologies if this is duplicate - blogger gremlins.)

Crazyasa said...

This notebook is greater than any treasure known to man.

natalee said...

hold on tight..they tell me it goes by fast and i can see it already

Jingle said...

100th comment,
I want to make it perfect,
Happy Saturday!

suryagni said...

this is simply adorable brian, to beautiful.

JML said...

Your son will love to read these someday. Who wouldn't? It's great to think about how much we love someone, sometimes even scary.