Saturday, March 5, 2011

My Son~

I walk side-by-side with my child, fingers knotted with mine as we begin our journey: destination unknown. 
He squeezes my fingers to notify me of his existence, just in case I’ve forgotten. 
We connect with our eyes and engage in an exchange of words-their presence more essential than their meaning. 
In that little boy voice he asks, ‘NeeNee, do you love me?’ a question that the answer is already well-known—
‘Yes, my son, I love you more than you will ever know.’ I speak, as a grin glides across his sweet little face and his eyes dance with delight.

Son, you outgrew my lap, but never my heart. ~Author Unknown

38 comments:

Teresa Evangeline said...

My boys are men now and stand 6'4 and 6'5. They are still my little boys. Your son seems to have such a fine spirit. Love his smile. Have a good weekend, Tracy. So glad Ethan is doing well.

Catherine said...

So heart warming! My 'baby' is 20 years old and Teresa is right, they will always be our babies. Your son is adorable!

Warm hugs for you today Tracy!
xo Catherine

Daisy said...

Very sweet post, Tracy. He's a handsome fellow. Love that smile! :-)

From the Kitchen said...

I want to say he's adorable but he probably would rather hear "handsome"--and he is. My two boys are young men now. They will always be my sweet little ones in my heart.

Best,
Bonnie

Simple "T" said...

What a handsome son you have there and I bet he does pull at your heartstrings.

KathyA said...

What a sweet young man!

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

Awww. You are going to make me cry on a Saturday, Tracy. :)

Brian said...

You son is one handsome dude!!!

Stuff could always be worse said...

I Love this, it brought tears to me. You describe how I feel about my son. I will remember the Line, you never outgrew my heart!
kim

bj said...

This is so stinkin sweet..it made me cry a little for MY little boy. He's crowding 50 now but....
still my baby.
I have to use that line on my blog, if it's ok with you.:)

texwisgirl said...

How sweet is that!!! :)

Mamma has spoken said...

Oh how true this is! Even when they are big strong men, I see my sons as the little boys they were. I miss those days...

Jules said...

What a precious moment captured here. Simple things my friend, they are the best :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Wanda's Wings said...

What a handsome young man. No they never out grow your heart.

Heather said...

ok, should have brought my tissues...what a sweet poem....he's an adorable young man! Oh, the time just goes by tooooo quickly.
have a great weekend!
xo heather

maggie's garden said...

What a sweet post. And a handsome guy of course! I loved the quote as well. Have a wonderful weekend. xo

Rural Rambler said...

Very sweet Tracy. Happy tears. You must be so proud.

Wanda..... said...

Your son looks like a very kind young man, with his sweet smile. My two sons are grown and now my six grandsons are well on their way too.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a handsome young man, Trac.... AND--I'll bet he's a huge Carolina fan also!!!!! OR maybe he's a DUKE fan.... NOT!!!!! ha ha ha

I know you are proud of him...
Hugs,
Betsy

Peggy K said...

Sweet words, handsome son! Life id good!

Jim said...

Tracy! What are you trying to do to me? That was the sweetest thing I have read in a while. And I know it was heartfelt as only a mother could feel.

Corine said...

I LOVE THIS! :D OK... time to get off the computer and get ready to spend time with my beautiful kids. :) Thanks! :D

kenju said...

My son is 45 now and 6'3" tall, but he will be forever my little "sonny boy".

Linda Myers said...

My boys are 31 and 33 now. I remember when they thought I was the greatest person in the whole world. Now I'm just Mom.

Ginny said...

Your son is so cute!!! My baby boy is now 40.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a nice looking young man that I know you're equally proud of--So much promise and potential there!! THANKS for sharing him with us! :-)

LV said...

A wonderful post. So touching and heart warming. Wish there more real cases like this.

Patty Ann said...

Love this one!! My oldest is 33 now. Time flies way too fast!!

Arkansas Patti said...

What a handsome young man and what beautiful touching words. You are both lucky.

Penny said...

Your son if a fine looking boy he will grow to be a fine and handsome young man.
As a mother to a son - your words rang true with me as well. No matter how old they get they are always are little boys.

Hugs,
Penny

Susan Fields said...

How beautiful! My son is 13, but he still has plenty of hugs for his mom. :)

Bobbi said...

What a handsome young man!! Time does pass quickly, doesn't it? Such a sweet post...

Deborah said...

Just beautiful, that brought a lump to my throat.

Dawn said...

So precious. Love the photo and smile.
Your thoughts are mine.
Love it!!!

Valerie said...

What a great poem! I love the photo too!
Have you ever read the book "Love You Forever"
I read that with all three of my boys - and have threatened to be the mom who drives over in the dark of night and climbs up a ladder into my grown up sons room to rock and sing: I love you forever, I like you for always, as long as I am living, my baby you'll be.

I still sing and text them the words (they are 19, 18, and 14. An they still give me the little sly grin - that deep inside they needed to hear that.

Rita said...

You made me cry! What a beautiful poem. I have 4 sons; my oldest is 47 and my baby is 39. I am saving these words to add to their birthday cards thise year; thank you!
Rita

Deb said...

This reminds me of our GRAND-sons...and the questions they ask me about will they want to still sit on Nannie's lap when they're a certain age. Precious!!!

Rae Frazier said...

Sons are so precious...Mine will be 27 soon. But I still see him as ten or twelve and catching fish by the pond...Great poem- thanks for sharing it.