Sun Kissed Days

Sun Kissed Days

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Josh


Your eyes shine,
like lanterns in the dark,
illuminating my soul.
The day you were born,
I knew my heart would never be
the same.
My soul sang,
I found home.
I paint the sky,
I reach for the stars,
it's your birthday.
The canvas of our life,
abstract, vibrant with color.
We have grown,
through tears and laughter,
curve-balls and hurdles.
We weathered,
high tides,
low tides,
pulling a red wagon
filled with dreams.
I wish your road is lighter .
I wish your life is filled with wander.
I wish you love,
everyday of your life.
Your eyes humble,
you have not learned
to embrace how great you are.
I knew all along,
your noble heart,
your healing hands,
carry the strength of your spirit.
Your soul dancing,
Son, I look into your eyes,
you are the right I have done 
in this world.
My love infinite,
swept in awe,
my little baby boy,
you grew into a great man.
Happy birthday, my love.

Dear Joshua, happy 27th birthday. We are so proud of you, even if you are rolling your eyes right now because you don't embrace yet how great you are. We love you with all our heart.


  1. you have not learned to embrace how great you are...smiles...a mothers love is a beautiful thing...happy birthday to your boy!

    1. Thank you, Brian. Yes, a mothers love is a beautiful thing ;)

  2. so sweet! Your heart is so filled with love! warms my own. hope you are having a wonderful week, ayala.

  3. ...ah, touching & inspiring are a heart's already proven countless of times...and just reading poems like this truly can make anyone smile & touched...Happy Birthday to your son, Josh...!!! God Bless!!!

  4. Ayala, I LOVE this truth:
    " Son, I look into your eyes,
    you are the right I have done
    in this world..."

    How WELL you must sleep at night! WORTHY a life (yours).
    That is how I see it.

  5. What a wonderful poem to honor this special man. Happy birthday, Josh!

    1. Thank you, Kristen. It was a good birthday :)

  6. What lovely picture and words for your son! Happy Happy Birthday Josh! And Happy Birth Day to you, Ayala.

  7. smiles....happy birthday to Joshua....pulling a red wagon
    filled with dreams.... i love this... beautiful pics as well...

    1. Thank you, Claudia. That happens to be my favorite line as well :)

  8. Ayala, this is beautiful! I love the LOVE you have and express for your son! You are both blessed!

  9. Happy birthday to him, too, from across the pond! :-) A week after my son's b'day. :-D

    Greetings from London.

    1. Thank you and I hope your son had a wonderful birthday!

  10. Ayala, This is perfect and so heartfelt. I hope he enjoyed the happiest of birthdays. Love the pics.

  11. Ha! It is hard for children to take praise! But clearly he's a great kid. Congratsl k.

  12. Love these lines:

    "you are the right I have done
    in this world...
    Thanks for sharing your blessings with us all, ayala.

  13. I always tell my daughter that her bitthday is really a day of celebration for me. The day I gave birth to her remains one of the happiest days of my life. So I know how you feel. Your son looks like a dear one. Happy Birthday to him and joy to you.

    1. Thank you, Myrna. It is our day as mothers, the celebration of the best in our life-our children. :)

  14. you are always so good at coming by, even when you dont write...thank you for spreading a bit of sunshine everywhere you go...i hope all is well in your world...

    1. Thank you, dear Brian. So sweet of you to say. :) My son left on Friday but we were so happy to have him home. :)

  15. Aren't we fortunate to have raised children who grew into adults who realized their potential? What a gift, challenge, education, enrichment it is to have a family.

  16. you and your love are so sweet :)

  17. lovely :)
    Happy B-day from me too :)
    I love your blog so I followed you :)
    Would you mind checking out my blog and maybe following me on gfc as well and maybe on facebook? It would really mean a lot to me :)
    I'll be deffinitely visit your blog in the future soon :)
    Greatings from Sarajevo <3
    Lejla :*

  18. So filled with love... happy birthday to your boy!!

  19. Truly a poem of heart, beautiful, very emotional, I think only the passion and the love of a mother can try out and saying things so beautiful.