Sunday, October 26, 2014

Son I Love

“There is more to a boy than what his mother sees. There is more to a boy then what his father dreams. Inside every boy lies a heart that beats, and sometimes it screams, refusing to take defeat. And sometimes his father's dreams aren't big enough, and sometimes his mother's vision isn't long enough. And sometimes the boy has to dream his own dreams and break through the clouds with his own sunbeams.” 

― Ben Behunin, Remembering Isaac: The Wise and Joyful Potter of Niederbipp

My son got the job he was up for, a promotion with a good salary and an office and a title and benefits. No more shift work. And he can still coach track and field. Meanwhile the EMT process grinds along. May I be honest here? With Ebola making an appearance in the city last week I am secretly not sorry that the process of becoming an EMT with the Fire Department takes as long as it does. It's one less thing for me to worry about right now. I mean, I know the EMT-paramedics wear the hazmat suits and have been trained on how to handle transporting Ebola patients, and I know my son isn't afraid of all this. Still. Everything in its time.


  1. And Lord knows that your son is full of his own vibrant, beautiful, perfectly radiant sunbeams! Such a beautiful, beautiful boy you have raised, dearest friend! You've written a memoir!!!!!!! I must buy a copy. I am so excited and SO proud of you!! Mazel Tov!!

    I think about you so often and always send you love and comfort and hugs. Maybe someday we will get to meet. That would definitely be something that I would put on my "bucket" list if I had one ;) Thank you so much for the kind words that you left on my blog yesterday. Your kindness never goes unnoticed. I tuck it away into my heart and I smile when I think about you.

    Lots of love, dear one.

  2. What a beautiful quote to accompany your son's gorgeous presence in that photo -- both light and dark, but mostly light. He is luminous.