Friday, June 19, 2009

Father's Day Poem....

It's the way you hold my hand when we are out,
It's the way we run, laugh, sing, and shout,
It's the day to day memories we make and do,
That I want for Father's day from you.

There is no gift or other token,
There is no nifty phrase that's spoken,
There is no tool or toy that I could use,
That's any better than the time I spend with you.

Day to day I get to see you grow,
Increasing all the things you know,
I pick you up when you fall out,
That's what fathers are all about.

And if I love and raise you well,
You'll have your own kids this to tell,
And I'm sure you will certainly agree,
That every day is Father's Day to me.

I wrote this poem for Father's Day last year and figured I would just post it again! :-)
It has been another eventful school year. My son has matured a lot the past nine months. He is now a seventh grader and 12 years old. I see so many differences in him. I'm working on trying to make him a bit more independent. Giving him more freedom, exposing him to more of the world. It isn't always very easy. Sometimes he doesn't want to let go of me, then sometimes he doesn't want to be near me. That is ok as I sort of feel the same way. In four more years he'll be driving. 48 months. 72 months he'll be 18. What once seemed like it was a long ways off now seems like just around the corner.


  1. Great poem! Trust me time will fly. My kids are now 17,19,21. I can't believe how the time flew by. One of the toughest things to do is to realize that they start to get their own life, and would rather be with friends at times. My son was my sports buddy. Once he went off to college, he had plenty of guys to replace me. Best part...he would text me during a football game to discuss....pretty cool.

  2. Barry, thanks for the compliment! Time has already flown by far faster than I ever could have imagined. I am really working hard to give him the space and independence he needs without being so distanced that he feels alone and cannot reach out to me. I really want him to feel like he has the skills and knowledge to be successful on his own and yet still be close enough that he wants to have me around...and trying hard not to be too critical when things don't go exactly right.

  3. One of the coolest things, is when they aren't really getting what you are tryiing to teach, and then when they are a bit older, they GET it. So giving him the space to create his own skill set is great.


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