09 December 2007

happy birthday



Ten today
and your smiles are easy
your jokes plentiful,
you still take hugs
(with secret relish)

and you are all at once
tall
and my little boy,
swaggering
and so easily crushed

and since I cannot
watch you intently enough
to keep you from running off and growing
up
I will give you
instead
a something to carry along:
the surety that
I
love
you

and that
this
you will never outgrow.

14 comments:

Kin said...

Happy Birthday Bee! I still can't believe you're 10...oh my word!

~love said...

beautiful....thank goodness they can't outgrow that.

happy birthday to your bee!

BD @ BusyDadBlog.com said...

Happy birthday kiddo! He'll cherish that poem when he gets older.

Shinebeads said...

You leave such beautiful notes for your darling kids. It always makes me smile a huge warm deep smile. Your kids are lucky to have you!

Kimberly said...

What an incredible poem...so rich and vibrant...so touching and full of love. So much like the poet that wrote it.

Denny said...

Happy Birthday Bee!! 10, wow, how cool is that? You are, and always will be, my first grandchild. I still remember sitting with you playing with the alphabet tool for hours on end. I remember the hundreds of nerf basketball games. But mostly I remember how much I love you and how proud I am of how you are growing and developing into such a special person.

Melissa said...

What a wonderful poem...
Happy Birthday :)

de_scribes said...

I love that you two have identical smirks.

Your poem made my throat all squeezy.

Happy Bee-lated Birthday, Bee!

Fledgling said...

Breathtaking. Such sentiments.

I have a boy just a little younger than your son: I feel every word you wrote.

-N.

pickles*and*co said...

Happy birthday 10-yr-old!!!! How lucky you are to have such a great mom!!!

modkidboutique said...

Happy Birthday, Bee!!! What a big boy! :)

emily said...

you always have such an amazing way with words!

hope your son had a great birthday!

Jill said...

You know a poem is good when it brings tears to your eyes...beautiful poem (and beautiful family)!

PamperingBeki said...

You made me cry!!

Happy belated birthday to your big boy.