For Dave

There are just minutes to go and you will be twenty one. Twenty one years seems pretty far away when you are looking at a newborn. So much potential. Such wonderful adventures in store. There just seem to be endless hours in each minute when life begins. Minutes. That’s what it feels like to me now. It’s all happened in just minuets and suddenly you’re this impossibly tall, brilliant and beautiful man. You were a gift. An unexpected, and priceless gift. A blurry shape on a screen at the doctors office with a digital arrow pointing out your heart to us. And a heartbeat. A heartbeat that changed the world the moment I heard it beating. You are a gift. That lovely, unknowable shape on the screen came into focus over the years with such a force, and a purpose, and such joy in the amazing man you have grown into. I often pressed my ear to your tiny chest while you slept, listening to your little heart. If love has a sound, it is the sound of a heart beating. Happy birthday to my cherished first born son. Be blessed and hear heart beats wherever life takes you. ❤️ 

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2 thoughts on “For Dave”

  1. I remember as though it was just yesterday, that I boarded a plane at Logan Airport, and flew across the continent to San Diego, on my way to see our first born grandchild. I had just gotten off the plane, and began walking towards the area where I had expected to see our Elizabeth, when there she was running towards me, carrying her first born in his car seat. Right there in the middle of others getting off the plane, she went to her knees, and carefully took our David James and placed him in my waiting arms. There we sat on the aiarort carpet just soaking up this very precious moment unable to take my eyes off of this amazing, beautiful, gift so fresh from the breath of God. The next few weeks passed in a blur, but David James, I remember taking you for walks in your stroller, and sitting on a bench holding you close and talking to you, Telling you of my dreams that were about you….my dreams and hopes of watching you grow up, learn to roll over, crawl, talk, walk, run, and grow into the amazingly love-filled, young man you are today. I told you how I wanted to watch you grow, go to school, graduate from high school, and then college (go eagles!), and so much more, all the while, praying that my dreams and wishes would come true. They have, and those dreams continue. God bless you, and God bless your beautiful mother and your loving father. Happy 21st Birthday!


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