Sunday, May 6, 2012

Beautiful boy.

Close your eyes,
Have no fear,
The monster's gone,
He's on the run and your daddy's here,
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful Boy

Before you go to sleep,
Say a little prayer,
Every day in every way,
It's getting better and better,
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful Boy

Out on the ocean sailing away,
I can hardly wait,
To see you to come of age,
But I guess we'll both,
Just have to be patient,
Yes it's a long way to go

But in the meantime,
Before you cross the street,
Take my hand,
Life is just what happens to you,
While you're busy making other plans,

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful Boy

~ John Lennon


Beloved Isaiah,

You said this day was my day, too. Yes, it is your birthday, but it is also the first day that I got to be a mom. That is just like you to give a piece of that joy away. You were only four years old when you told me that. But even today, on your seventh birthday, I still remember. 

When you turned five, just before you fell asleep that night you peered over the covers at me with those same eyes in the picture above. And in that way that only you can, you said to me, "I feel so special." I never forgot that either.

When you turned six you looked in my eyes early that morning and said these words to me, "Aren't you glad that God trusted you to take care of me?" 

Today, on your seventh birthday and my seventh mommy-versary that answer continues to be yes, my beautiful boy. Better yet. . .yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Yes to every beautiful year with you, my beautiful, beautiful boy.

Happy Birthday, Isaiah.

Now playing on my mental iPod. . . . . Mr. Lennon sings it as only a parent could. . . "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)


  1. Wishing a very happy 7th birthday to my nephew!!! Love this post!

  2. Happy Birthday to your 1st born. I hope he has a great day!

  3. One more thing. I was introduced to "Beautiful Boy" in the movie "Mr. Holland's Opus"... and the scene where Richard Dreyfuss sings it makes me cry every single time. I love that movie. If you haven't seen it, check it out.

  4. More happy tears for me this morning - gotta be a weekend record :)
    Isaiah is such a gorgeous child and a wise little man - wish him a happy birthday for me!

  5. Happy birthday to your beautiful boy and his mama!

  6. How utterly beautiful -- like mother, like son. Happy Birthday to you both.

  7. Happy Birthday to sweet Isaiah! Happy Birthday to his mommy and daddy! Happy Birthday to his sweet brother Zachary! A beautiful day for all to celebrate.

    Everything I can possibly wish for my own beautiful boys, I wish for your beautiful boys too, with all my heart! Whatever dreams they have and whatever wishes you have for them, may they all come true even more gloriously than you could possibly imagine. They deserve it, and you deserve it, because all of you are very, very special!

    P.S. Dear Blogger Software, please don't eat my comment and don't give me any errors!

  8. Happy Birthday to Isaiah and Happy Mama Day to you! It's a good weekend for a birthday. :)

  9. What an amazing human being you have been blessed to mother ! Happy Birthday to your Isaiah!

    Maria, fellow Meharrian

  10. One of my favorite songs ever.
    Bless all the mothers and fathers and their beautiful boys and bless you and yours today.

  11. Happy birthday to your wise and beautiful boy. He loves so well because he is loved so well. Beautiful photos too.

  12. My first comment here and it's on a birthday post. I love Birthday Posts the best.
    Happy Birthday to your beautiful "baby" boy! And yes, he does have some gorgeous eyes on him!
    Your Friend, m.

  13. Happy Birthday handsome Isaiah!!!! What better than to hear your child say, "I feel so special." Such a testament to your mothering skills :)

  14. This post brought me to tears. What a beautiful love. Happy Birthday Isaiah!


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