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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Happy Thirteenth Daniel

Cinnamon the bear
lay on my bed
where you left him to shelter me
and keep me company
while I was sick.
He was wearing his yellow and white bowtie
which made me think of springtime 
and how you love me 
like the stars that map the sky
and the moon that peeks through your window
playing hide and seek,
like the night light when you were small
and proudly you said the word moon
for the first time.
Your golden locks were soft
and your sweet smile
seeped into my heart
while I welcomed your spirit.
Now you are older
you read my words
and you understand
as you find love in my poetry
and in between the lines
all the while listening to my heart.
It seems like yesterday,
it seems like long ago
when you entered my world,
your eyes alert
with a twinkle like no other. 
I love your laughter,
I love that you ponder 
the big questions of life
and the small ones.
I love that you are a boy that thinks
about heaven
and if we go there
and the meaning of our existence.
At the same time
I love
 that you explore
 how fast to solve
the Rubik's cube
 and that
you design virtual worlds.
I love your conversation and animation.
I love that you are gentle and kind
and that you reside in an old soul.
I love your vocab and grammer,
enthusiasm and wonder.
I love that you are proper
and that you savor life while
you soak it all in.
You are my light,
my inspiration,
I love you forevermore.

My sweet Daniel, I can't believe that you are thirteen today. From the moment you were born we felt so blessed and lucky. Every step of the way has been amazing, from you being wrapped like a taco in your blanket smiling right away to growing into an incredible young man. You make us laugh every day with your wit and sense of humor. We love you with all our hearts and wish you the best in life.


  1. oh nice... so much love in your words... happy 13th birthday to daniel...they grow up so fast, don't they... oh and Cinnamon is a wonderful name for a bear and so lovely that he left him with you to keep you company...a caring heart... smiles

  2. yay...happy birthday to wrote him a very special poem...its cool too when they start to ponder the big questions...and are willing to ask them as well....i love this line...'how you love me
    like the stars that map the sky'

    have a happy new year

  3. Adorable ~ Happy special day to your Daniel ~ Wishing your family love, laughter and peace Ayala ~ Cheers to you ~

  4. beautiful write! so much love! Hope Daniel had a very special day!

  5. What an adorable poem.. this is true love... and what a happy boy Daniel must be.. Many wishes for a great new year.

  6. What a wonderful poem of mother love! I can feel the pride and love in your words. Your son sounds like a terrific young man.

    Happy New Year to you, Ayala.

  7. Daniel sounds a delightful and special person, ayala. Not surprising as he has a remarkable and wise mother. This was so beautiful!

    Wishing you and your family a beauty-filled New Year!

  8. What a delightful ode to Daniel. Loved it. And happy birthday to him. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

  9. Happy Birthday to your beloved boy! And what a happy, loving poem to celebrate it. (Love that photo of Daniel in the giraffe costume :)

  10. What a beautiful poem ayala! I especially like how you mentioned all his unique qualities...the things that make him "Daniel". Hope that his birthday was a wonderful one!

  11. A very happy birthday to Daniel :-)

  12. Happy Birthday, Daniel. Such a milestone, Ayala, entering into the teen years. Congrats to you too! xoxo

  13. Belated happy birthday to your son, Ayala! So wonderful poem and how nice Daniel now can read and understand your poetry, your love, expressed thru words and between lines, and listen to your heart. Happy New year! Much Love and Peace.

  14. Wow! What a blessing to be invited to witness the great occasion and relationship. Best to your family ♥

  15. Awww - don't they grow up fast? Congratulations to him and to you. This is lovely.

  16. Happy belated birthday to him, Ayala. I hope he grows up to know and enjoy all of your poetry.
    Steve K.

  17. Very sweet poem, Ayala--many congratulations to all of you. Happy New Year--it is wonderful to read about your very appreciative and kind spirit. k.