It’s Been Awhile, But Epic Adventures Await!

Dear Lincoln,

Today is June 13th, in fact Friday the 13th and I just realized that I haven’t written to you since January.  JANUARY??  REALLY? That’s inexcusable.  I mean it’s not like I haven’t had time.  There’s plenty of time in a day, between working, the honey-do list from Nana, church, early morning quiet time with the Lord, writing on my other blog My52sundays.wordpress.com, there is still time to write to you.  Oh wait, did I mention that from the time I get up, or get home, you and I are on a non-stop adventure.  As a matter of fact I don’t get time to write for either of my blogs and that’s okay.  My time is better spent following God’s plan and right now that’s spending time with you.

I have and always will, put everything after you.

You want to chase a train, I’m there!

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You want to jump off the dock, non-stop for hours, I’m there!

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You want to spend the day taking pictures, I’m there!

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Help cut up a watermelon and then devour it, OH YEAH I’m there!

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Parades and hot dogs, I’m there!

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Face painting war, you bet I’m there!

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You want to help me with every project Nana gives me, you’re my number 1 helper. (sorry little buddy, there was no blade in that knife)

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You want to go out and pick flowers for momma, I’m right there with ya.

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You bring me more joy and happiness than I could ever explain.  I’m sorry I haven’t written more lately, but every moment with you, doing things, being together, enjoying every silly moment, laughing uncontrollably, the epic adventures that only you and I have had, the stories we share, those are the things that I hope I have written on your heart and in your memory.  You and I are doer’s, we show fear no mercy.  One day stories will be told of our exploits and little children will gather in awe.

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I love you little man, much more than I can express, just know that you bring me so much joy,  Puppa

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A Note From Momma on Thanksgiving

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Dear Lincoln,

The following is what your momma posted on Facebook on Thanksgiving.

Today I am thankful for all God has blessed me with. Though, I am saddened by how many are going to miss out on being with their families because Black Friday has taken over Thanksgiving. I’m thankful to instill in my son the importance of presence over presents. Time is fleeting, cherish your loved ones and give thanks for what God has already given. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving was a day of doing crafts with your momma, watching the parade on TV, napping, playing and a fantastic dinner prepared by Nana.  You and your momma spent the day just like she said, ” giving thanks for what God has already given.” I love your momma so much, she turned out pretty darn good.  Make sure you take care of her.

I love you little man, Puppa

 

He Rests in The Clouds

Dear Lincoln,

Today I want to share the story of Zach Sobiech with you.  Zach once said “don’t wait until your dying to start living”.  I hope you will always remember that.

Zach was a 18-year-old songwriter who was diagnosed at 14 with Osteosarcoma. Battling his cancerous bone tumors, Zach turned to the power of music and his guitar to express his feelings. His music was his way for him to say good-bye to his friends and family. As it turns out, the world also listened.

Given only months to live, Zach wrote the song “Clouds” to say goodbye. His song “Clouds” spread, and soon, Zach’s message was heard across the country. The YouTube channel Soulpancake wanted to help Zach spread his message, and bring awareness to increase support for finding a cure. So, they asked their friends to help out…they did. I think you’ll enjoy this video as much as I did.

As always little buddy, I love you, Puppa

To download “clouds” and support Zach’s Osteosarcoma fund:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/clo

To support the Zach Sobiech osteosarcoma fund and help find a cure for childhood cancer visit: http://www.childrenscancer.org/zach

It Is Still A Beautiful World

It is still a beautiful world

Dear Lincoln,

I thought today I would share some more poetry with you.  The poem I want to share with you is by Max Ehrmann.  Max Ehrmann was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on September 16, 1872 to German immigrant parents. In 1894 he graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle. Later Ehrmann studied law and philosophy at Harvard University. He returned to Terre Haute where he practiced law. When he began writing, he devoted every day to his work. Ehrmann wrote many poems, but his most famous poems are ‘Desiderata’ (1927) and ‘A Prayer (1906)’.

“Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love – for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment is it perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you from misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
― Max Ehrmann, Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life

Lincoln, today the world was beautiful because you and I spent the early morning at the beach.  You are no doubt, your momma’s boy, fearlessly playing in the water, always looking for the next thrill that sends you laughing hysterically.  Yes Lincoln, today the world was beautiful because we were together enjoying the moment, and setting worries aside.

I love you to the moon and back little man, Puppa