I was humbled when he held
a beating heart in his hands.
Humbled by his kindness
He was a little boy wearing
a firefighter helmet
with a screaming siren.
His eyes bright and eager
wanting to save lives.
with colorful Legos
wanting to change the world.
At sixteen he volunteered
in the emergency room.
That first day,
a desire born.
On the telephone
his voice filled with sadness,
when someone died.
His sadness replaced with excitement
to save lives.
I told him to follow his dream,
to follow his heart.
He spread his wings
and he soared.
The little boy
was growing into a giant of a man.
He built bridges with his peers,
he helped people in need,
seeing the world with his heart,
feeling the world with his soul.
My boy touched hearts,
the way he has touched mine from
the first day he was born.
My son Josh inspires me. He is graduating medical school this week. He has accomplished so much and he makes me proud. A director in a mobile unit that was set up for those that can't afford healthcare. He has gone on medical missions to the Dominican Republic and to Thailand. The picture in this post is of him in Thailand . "Congratulations Josh, I love you and I am so proud of who you are." Please join us here http://dversepoets.com where we share our thoughts and our hearts.
yay congrats josh....med school is no easy task and it sounds like his heart is def in it as well and in the right place...big smiles at your note on being proud of him...you know you played a big part in his life and heart to help others...ReplyDelete
Thank you, Brian. I am so proud and he is humble which makes me prouder.Delete
You must be so proud of Josh, Ayala, any mother would. Congrats Josh, Dr Josh, keep on with it. You would never tire helping out on other people. Great write, Ma'am!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Hank. I think he is on his way to touch many lives :)Delete
Congrats indeed, that is no easy task to complete and all he does to help, you surely should be proud.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Pat. I am :)Delete
You must be so proud! Congratulations, Josh!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mama Zen. I am blessed.Delete
So wonderful ~ And to take his gift and his strengths and GIVE so much of himself all around the world!! I love your memory of seeing glimpses of the man he would become in the little boy you adored...This is a beautiful tribute from a proud mama!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Adrienne. I think we see things in our children that they don't even see. :) I am so proud of Josh. He is such an amazing man and he touches so many.Delete
Congrats to Josh and you Ayala! Lovely reflection on your son and his pursuit of his medical career.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Rudri. xoDelete
A great picture and a fine tribute to your son. You've gathered a great body of work just in the poetry you've written about your family. Very nice job.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Steve. I appreciate your thoughts.Delete
Lovely tribute to your son, Ayala- me likes!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Dulce. :)Delete
oh wow...what an awesome young man you're having here ayala...you can be so proud of your sonReplyDelete
Thank you, Claudia :) I always thought he was amazing! :)Delete
What a wonderful gift, you gave him life and now he saves them what great gift can he offer than that!ReplyDelete
This is a wonderful tribute to your son. I think anyone who works in service of others is an every day hero. Your boy, no exception. Lovely, lovely, lovely.
Thank you, Bren. I am so humbled by all the things that he has done and I am so proud!Delete
How exciting. I can only imagine how proud you feel. Congratulations. You raised a good and socially conscious person.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Myrna. :)Delete
Awesome! Great tribute to a fine, inspiring man. Lovely write.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Chris. Best wishes.Delete
Wow, what an amazing young man! Beautiful poem. Congrats to your son.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Steve. I appreciate it!Delete
A wonderful celebration of a son to be proud of, ayala. Loved it.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Joy <3Delete
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Proud mama, you deserve it ~ Congrats to your son ~ReplyDelete
Thank you, Grace. :)Delete
What a lovely tribute. It sounds like he is following his desired path. I especially like this:ReplyDelete
with colorful Legos
wanting to change the world.
Thank you, Laurie :)Delete
And proud you should be! For encouraging those early seeds of caring and empathy to grow! Congratulations to your son on all of his accomplishments (you too, mom!!)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Ginny. :)Delete
A loving and moving poem-- how a child leans into what is in front of him, wanting then to keep mastering and seeing past...and into. xxxjReplyDelete
Thank you, Jen. xxDelete
Ayala. Of many posts I have read tonight, THIS one touches my heart, reaches deep into my soul, for the same pride which you have--for your son.ReplyDelete
I wished to tell you how wonderfully this was written. But how could it be otherwise? When your topic is about the Hand of God working among us, you are winning again--first prize!
Many blessing have come your way. May many more be rushing down to you and your son and his work...to never falter.
And yesss: LOVE and PEACE for you and yours, Ma'am!
Thank you, dear Steve. How kind your words..you touch my heart.Delete
Wow, he has done amazing work already. I can see why you're so proud!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Frank :)Delete
Wow! You are blessed and so is the world by him!ReplyDelete
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Thank you, Cloudia :)Delete
I can understand why you're so proud.ReplyDelete
Thank you, KB :)Delete
And proud you should be!! Lovely tribute to your son, and I wish him well in his honorable career as a healer..:))ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jackie :)Delete
Wonderful dedication and celebration! To have a son graduate from med school, to have a son whose life is dedicated to saving the lives of others must be a mother's proudest achievement. Congratulations and thank you for bringing such a generous man into the world.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Beth. It is a mother's proudest achievement to have a son who dedicates his life to others. I am humbled to be his mom. xoDelete
Beautiful Babe !ReplyDelete
Thank you, Babe. I love you and you have been a great dad to our son. <3Delete
Many many congratulations! It is a wonderful poem about this wonderful experience of having a son of whom you are rightly so proud. k.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Karin :)Delete
I feel proud with you, Ayala!! Heartfelt congrats and such a write to honor your son. He is so fortunate to have you for a mom. =)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Pat. Your warm words touch me. :)Delete
Truly inspirational. It's wonderful when we witness the growing to ripeness of those we love.ReplyDelete
Thank you, James :)Delete
Congratulations, Josh, and to you, Momma, for bringing into this world a bright beam of hope!ReplyDelete
Thank you, dear Belinda. :)Delete
what a stunning and loving tribute. You should be so proud! your on sounds like an inspirational man.....your poem had such an engaging and honest narrative....and then when I read the backstory- it just sealed the deal...so goodReplyDelete
Thank you, Stu. I am glad I added the note. There is so much to be said about his compassion.....Delete
Your son sounds like an incredible young man. What a blessing he is to the people he serves and to our world community. Congratulations to you both!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Kristen. I appreciate your good wishes :)Delete
Congrats to Josh and to all of you who supported him through the tedious process of medical school. Gave me the chills.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Victoria. <3Delete
Your son sounds like an amazing human being. This is a beautiful tribute to him. Congratulations to you both.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Joanne. :)Delete
Sorry for my late comment. This is a beautiful tribute to a man who has obviously earned much respect and love. What a great heart he has. Congratulations to him in graduating and you as his mom.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Charles. :)Delete
Of course your beautiful soul has inspired another great soul to be a light in the world. Congratulations to you both and thank you.ReplyDelete
Anna, how sweet of you...thank you :)Delete
Wow, Ayala! Congratulations to you and your son as I know you have been a huge part of his success. How proud you must be! And, this is a beautiful tribute to him :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lori. :) We are so proud :)Delete
congratulations to you both. what a wonderful life's work. :) you must be one heck of a proud mama.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Joanna. So grateful :)Delete
Congratulations to you and your son! Well done mom :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sara. :)Delete
yes.. proud mother you must be...ReplyDelete
Thank you, Luke. I am so proud :)Delete
congratulations to both of you ... god bless :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, dear Baishali. Best wishes.Delete
Oh, how wonderful! Congratulations to both of you. There is nothing better than seeing our children succeed, and especially with such a worthy endeavor. xoReplyDelete
Thank you, Mary. XoDelete
What a wonderful celebration, congratulations Josh and Ayla...He sounds like a lovely young man and you can see the beautiful nature in his face... Terrific and uplifting!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Di. So sweet of you to say.Delete
Sounds like Josh will be/is the best type of doctor, one with the brains and heart and soul. Congratulations to you and him. It seems you both make the world a better place with your gifts.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lauren. Your words give me a virtual hug. :)Delete
congratulations to josh, and to you. the younger generation has a clue about meaningful living.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Ed . Yes , the younger generation does.Delete
Oh my goodness, that is so beautiful. What a lovely tribute to your son. Congrats, he's going to make a difference in this world.ReplyDelete
Thank you, CM :)Delete