Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Sixth Birthday, Benjamin Reagan!

Wednesday is Benjamin's BIG day! We love this little boy more than words can begin to express...but I'll give it a try:

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You were six months old and full of fun,
With a blink of an eye, you suddenly were 1..

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There were many things we were going to do,
But I turned my head and you turned two...

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At two, you were very dependent on me,
But independence took over when you were three...

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Your third birthday, another year I tried to ignore,
But when I lit the candles there weren't 3, but four...

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Four was a year that you really thrived...
And shortly after that, you turned a big-kid five!

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You've been so ready for books and rules,
This was the year that you went to school...

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Your big day came; you were anxious to go,
We walked to the school, going oh so slow...

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As you went in your class and waved goodbye,
I felt a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye...

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Time goes so fast, its hard to believe,
That yesterday you were home here with me...

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Here we are, knocking on the door of SIX
I always need more of my "Benjamin Fix".

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And soon down the road when the bus brings you home & 
your feet hit the ground
You'll be wearing a graduation cap and gown...

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So I'm holding on to these moments as much as I can...

Because the next time I look,
I'll see a grown man.


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(This poem has been modified from a collection of Kathrine Jolle Wathne)


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12 comments:

Shannon said...

Oh my gosh, Kristi! This might have been worse than your kindergarten post:) Happy birthday to Benjamin!

Jennifer said...

six?? wow!! that made me start to get misty eyed too! happy birthday, big guy!!

Nyla said...

Beautiful post about a wonderful boy! Have a great birthday Benjamin!!!

Jami said...

Absolutely L-O-V-E this precious poem! Great job, sweet friend, and Happy Birthday, Benjamin!

Anonymous said...

How did I miss this tear jerker till now after 10pm. So perfect for our neat grandson. Happy Birthday, Benjamin

David Dominguez said...

I still remember that late-night drive in the rain from Muleshoe to Lubbock to welcome our baby boy into the world. Hard to believe that was 6 six years ago! Happy Birthday, Benjamin!

Syndi said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Benjamin! Hope your day is awesome! Kristi, that's such a good picture with you and him. Sometimes mommies don't get those special pictures because we're always the ones taking them! (Or we don't feel like we should be photographed that day!) Love you all!

jane deere said...

Awww...that was so sweet, Kristi! Happy Bday Benjamin!

Rebecca said...

What a sweet poem. I can't believe he is so old. I hope you had a great day with him :)

Amanda said...

It's not fair that I cry every time I read your blog!!! Happy birthday to sweet Benjamin!

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