Monday, November 19, 2012

"Thankful" - A Poem for my Husband


Thankful

My Man and my little man
walk before me, one voice soothing,
explaining, the other excited,
questioning, hanging on every word.

I know this, as later, perhaps weeks,
little man will recite, if not word 
for word, then the essence 
of what he gleaned from his father.
  
Moments like these are few, time 
so fleeting.  This treasure I'll store delicately 
beside memories of other sweaty palms 
and upturned faces absorbing his gentleness, 

as I, even then, wiped tears from my eyes, thankful.

by Margaret Bednar, 11-19-2012


This is for my husband and Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, "Open Link Monday".  

22 comments:

Far Beyond The Ridge said...

That is a truly lovely beginning to Thanksgiving week.
Inspiration to the max

Green Speck said...

This is so beautifully said :-)

Daydreamertoo said...

A lot to be thankful for and, to count those blessings Margaret.
You take such great pics too.

Mary said...

What a beautiful father - son moment. And you found a way to preserve it -- by writing a poem so that you will never forget.

TexWisGirl said...

truly precious, margaret.

Janet Martin said...

Priceless!

Marian said...

beautiful, sweaty palms and all. xo

Helen said...

... beyond beautiful. You and family are blessed.

ReBelle said...

tearing up....

Behind the Smile said...

Beautiful, thank you for sharing.

Jeanne said...

So precious...so much to be thankful for!

RMP said...

lovely! such a beautiful and touching moment to carry with you. I can already hear the smile that while grace your face when the little one shares his newfound knowledge.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yes, a moment and two wonderful reasons to be very thankful. That is one lucky little boy, to have a caring dad. You have a lovely family, Margaret and your photos are so touching.

Kateri said...

This took my breath away. What a lovely word picture of your family.

WabiSabi said...

The photos go so perfectly with your poem. And you have perfectly described that feeling of overwhelming joy at the gifts of this life. Wonderful.

Susan said...

How wonderful! This poem is a meaningful tribute to husband and father.

Susie Clevenger said...

Such beauty in your words and images...so much to be thankful for

Kerry O'Connor said...

These words and images are so touching - this is gratitude well-expressed.

Laurie Kolp said...

Heart-warming...

This treasure I'll store delicately
beside memories of other sweaty palms
and upturned faces absorbing his gentleness

Ella said...

so touching and beautiful! I love the photos and the outlines of the love you shared ;D Beautiful!

Poet Laundry said...

Precious. Beautifully done!

my heart's love songs said...

moments to be cherished, to be sure!