Saturday, May 30, 2009
With Love for Cameron...
Several years ago Cameron drew this picture. I grabbed the Camera to capture the moment. I was so excited... Cameron had drawn a picture of a woman's body. It was the first time that I had ever seen him act like a "normal boy". His apparent interest in the opposite sex made me feel relieved and hopeful that the "phase" might FINALLY be ending...
Looking back, it's quite evident that Cameron was trying to tell me something... It took me several years to "listen". Thank God for the precious, forgiving nature of children... thank God for my beautiful child.
lyrics by Fred Small
We have cleared off the table,
the leftovers saved,
Washed the dishes and put them away
I have told you a story and tucked you in tight
At the end of your knockabout day
As the moon sets its sails to carry you to sleep
Over the midnight sea
I will sing you a song no one sang to me
May it keep you good company.
You can be anybody you want to be,
You can love whomever you will
You can travel any country where your heart leads
And know I will love you still
You can live by yourself, you can gather friends around,
You can choose one special one
And the only measure of your words and your deeds
Will be the love you leave behind when you're done.
There are girls who grow up strong and bold
There are boys quiet and kind
Some race on ahead, some follow behind
Some go in their own way and time
Some women love women, some men love men
Some raise children, some never do
You can dream all the day never reaching the end
Of everything possible for you.
Don't be rattled by names, by taunts, by games
But seek out spirits true
If you give your friends the best part of yourself
They will give the same back to you.