to my son, with love…

June 7, 2013 at 3:06 pm 35 comments

There will come a time

when you branch out on your own,

away from this world –

the only one you have ever called home.


You will be independent and free

to follow your dreams,

become the brilliant young man

I always knew you would be.


At first it may be rough,

somewhat lonely and strange


there are many like you –

on this path to finding their way.


I promise it will not take long

to carve your own little niche



I am always here –

to give you a

mom’s encouraging pinch!



there is so much

to see –

so much life

to explore –

hold on tight to your spirit


never, ever close the door.

Endless possibilities await,

there is no end in sight


spread your wings




let your brilliance shine!

pnut graduate

Class of 2013

my boys and little girl

my boys
and little girl

The college freshman and the high school sophomore

The college freshman
the high school sophomore


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a loving dedication a duet for …

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  • 1. merbear74  |  June 7, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    You have such handsome fartmongers Kim!! Congrats to Jordan!!

    • 2. words4jp  |  June 7, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      Hah! it is hard to believe that such stench can come from good looking guys:) Amazing really!

      • 3. merbear74  |  June 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm

        LOL…my daughter doesn’t smell like rosebuds either!! Must be a teenage thing!

      • 4. words4jp  |  June 7, 2013 at 3:30 pm

        I hope – btw – today it is National Donut Day – a free donut at all Dunkin’ Donuts! Yes, took the boys – they dig free food – of any kind! Stinky and forever hungry!

      • 5. merbear74  |  June 7, 2013 at 3:31 pm

        Oooo…donuts..a must have for the trailerhood!

  • 6. Neeraj  |  June 7, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Very nice ❤

    • 7. words4jp  |  June 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      thank you. i cannot believe he has graduated. Off to college in the fall. i mean, it was just yesterday that i popped him out!

      • 8. Neeraj  |  June 7, 2013 at 3:19 pm

        Hmm.. “Time flies”.. you must be very proud 🙂

  • 9. Olivia Stocum  |  June 7, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Beautiful. 🙂

  • 10. thesanctuaryofmyheart  |  June 7, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Beautiful family!!

    • 11. words4jp  |  June 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      They are the true loves of my life:)

      • 12. thesanctuaryofmyheart  |  June 7, 2013 at 4:01 pm

        I know that feeling….I have four that are mine. 🙂

  • 13. coyotero2112  |  June 7, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Happy, happy, to your son, and congrats, congrats to you as a mum. Now HE looks like a good Jewish boy. Wonderful thoughts for a son…as wonderful as the thoughts from a mother. What’s that yellow thing in his right hand? I didn’t graduate from high school in the traditional way, and missed both my university graduation events, so I know nothing about these rituals….as usual, just out of touch.

    • 14. words4jp  |  June 7, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      A yellow rose:) He has graduated from Adalai Stevenson High school and their colors are green and gold. Yes, he is a nice good Jewish boy – and his bro. jordan will be double majoring in movie production and business. He loves movies and would like to produce them:) My very own Spielberg:)

      • 15. coyotero2112  |  June 7, 2013 at 4:46 pm

        Again, congrats…you seem like a decent person, and well deserviing of such rewarding days and sons. All the best….

  • 16. yolonce12  |  June 7, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Very lovely
    Thx for sharing and congratulations of course 😀

  • 17. Kira  |  June 7, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Congrats to Jordy and to his momma! You’ve done a great job with them Kimberly! They are such handsome boys! This is a beautiful poem! xoxo

  • 18. anotherrandomperson  |  June 7, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Congrats!!! 😀

    • 19. words4jp  |  June 7, 2013 at 11:53 pm

      Thank you. One down and one to go – in three more years;). I hope you are doing well!! I think about you.


  • 20. petitemagique  |  June 8, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Congratz! And this is so beautiful!
    Hugz and lots of love

    • 21. words4jp  |  June 8, 2013 at 2:12 am

      Thank you so much;)


    • 22. words4jp  |  June 8, 2013 at 2:15 pm

      Merci Beaucoup!

  • 23. gita4elamats  |  June 8, 2013 at 3:54 am

    Beautiful words and gorgeous boys! 🙂

    • 24. words4jp  |  June 8, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      thank you so much – i actually started writing this piece back in March. Jordy saw it and freaked. He took it as me being anxious and ready to send him off to the great unkown – i of course had to tell him that was far, far from the truth and i am just a sentimental mom thinking about her baby growing up and leaving home . goofy boy:) (btw – the poem weeping was about me crying at his graduation – i cried – a lot. my boys know i am a crier – they understand, they joke about it, sometimes get embarrassed by it – but they know it is a part of me:)

      • 25. gita4elamats  |  June 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm

        It sounds like you have a wonderful relationship with your sons. 🙂

  • 26. Lunch Sketch  |  June 8, 2013 at 5:39 am

    Congrats Jordan! For graduating and for having such an awesome mum! 🙂

  • 27. jadereyner  |  June 8, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog and I would like to let you know that I visited yours and really enjoyed this poem. Similar in style to the one that I wrote which is great and I thought this was brilliantly written and a lovely dedication to your son of whom you are rightly very proud. Which one does the ditties? 🙂

    • 28. words4jp  |  June 8, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      Wow thank you for following my blog;). This is very sweet of you. The ditty boy is my graduate. He has always had a away with words – sometimes I think I am talking to someone from another time period. Honestly, he is an interesting young man – he wants to be a movie producer. We will see what happens;).

  • 29. Dom DiFrancesco  |  June 8, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Beautiful poem, you must be so proud. 🙂

    • 30. words4jp  |  June 8, 2013 at 10:50 pm

      thank you – i am very much so:)

  • 31. keladelaide  |  June 8, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I’m almost crying buckets with you. How far away will Jordan be? Here there is no need to ‘move’ to attend a Uni. I can’t imagine mine being that age although I know it will happen in a heartbeat. Hugs across the miles. X

    • 32. words4jp  |  June 8, 2013 at 10:52 pm

      he will be going away from school – 5.5 hours away. i know it is something he must do and i know he is pursuing his dreams, but a part of me will be crying inside – happy tears and missing him so much tears and memory filled tears. xx

      • 33. keladelaide  |  June 9, 2013 at 12:50 pm

        I am still in the early stages of learning that life is constantly changing and the need to adjust accordingly is always there.

        How long until he leaves for college?

  • 34. Theresa  |  June 11, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    As the mother of a 27 year old son, I recognize the feelings you so vividly express here. They are our future and it is up to us to pass on our wisdom to their generation. Your sons are blessed to have you as their mother…

    • 35. words4jp  |  June 11, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      thank yo so much for reading and your kind words. he is growing up so fast and the little one – not so little, of which the pictures can attest – is not too far behind. i feel blessed to have them as my children.



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