Child of mine so gentle with your own son held close and dear. Give all the love you have to give. The years will wander quickly. Time refuses to linger and wait. Grasp each moment as if it were leaving in the morning. Don't think about, 'What if's'. Live your life in, 'Why Not's'. Saturate your child with open doors of self expression and pats on the back. Encourage and enrich the spirit of the boy who shares our blood. Nurture kindness and charity in his soul. He will thrive in the world before him and beyond. Provide time of quiet and reflection. Every moment need not be filled with noise and movement. These are times to re-energize and grow--as individuals and as a family. Three of hearts and happiness, arm in arm, hand in hand, traveling down the path together. Love this life before you all. Don't listen to the nonsense that fills the airwaves. Listen to each other. Listen close, and often. Speak only to say, "I love you," or "What do you think?" Leave anger at the curb. Lead by example. Learn something new as you go. It's never to late to learn from this journey. I have learned to share whats inside. You never know who's listening. Most importantly know that as parents you will never know a joy so deep as the joy you hold before you in this photograph.
well said John!! Congrats to the new parents.ReplyDelete
That new little boy is so blessed to have a grandpa like you to be his guide.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful welcome to the world for this little boy, blessed to have a Grandpa like you!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful welcome to the world for this little boy. He is blessed to have a Grandpa like you! My own son is expecting his first child in February. I hope to share these words with your permission with him then. Thank you!ReplyDelete
Charlotte, thank you for your kind words. Since that is what this blog is all about I would be honored to have these words shared with others.Delete