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May 20, 2006

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KimC

I love Christina's paper mache angel, I know her work well, and also your other wonderful daughter. What a talented trio! (I am just putting it all together now ;))))

Anahata Katkin

Beautiful post. I love the little angel. Sooo sweet. I will be back often- it's great here. Thank you for the post...

bella

lovely post. i love how you intertwined your wishes from the past. i loved reading this.

susan@artesprit

beautiful simplicity in your wishes and i can relate to them deeply!

John

Your post reminds me of one of my favourite songs, "Cats in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin:

My child arrived just the other day,
He came to the world in the usual way.
But there were planes to catch, and bills to pay.
He learned to walk while I was away.
And he was talking 'fore I knew it, and as he grew,
He'd say, "I'm gonna be like you, dad.
You know I'm gonna be like you."

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man in the moon.
"When you coming home, dad?" "I don't know when,
But we'll get together then.
You know we'll have a good time then."

My son turned ten just the other day.
He said, "Thanks for the ball, dad, come on let's play.
Can you teach me to throw?" I said, "Not today,
I got a lot to do." He said, "That's ok."
And he walked away, but his smile never dimmmed,
Said, "I'm gonna be like him, yeah.
You know I'm gonna be like him."

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man in the moon.
"When you coming home, dad?" "I don't know when,
But we'll get together then.
You know we'll have a good time then."

Well, he came from college just the other day,
So much like a man I just had to say,
"Son, I'm proud of you. Can you sit for a while?"
He shook his head, and he said with a smile,
"What I'd really like, dad, is to borrow the car keys.
See you later. Can I have them please?"

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man in the moon.
"When you coming home, son?" "I don't know when,
But we'll get together then, dad.
You know we'll have a good time then."

I've long since retired and my son's moved away.
I called him up just the other day.
I said, "I'd like to see you if you don't mind."
He said, "I'd love to, dad, if I could find the time.
You see, my new job's a hassle, and the kid's got the flu,
But it's sure nice talking to you, dad.
It's been sure nice talking to you."
And as I hung up the phone, it occurred to me,
He'd grown up just like me.
My boy was just like me.

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon,
Little boy blue and the man in the moon.
"When you coming home, son?" "I don't know when,
But we'll get together then, dad.
You know we'll have a good time then."

JavaCurls

Wonderful wishes!

I love the angel photo!

boliyou

How fortunate you are to have so many of your wishes come true. I hope it continues that way for you.

naturegirl

Your 3 new wishes are all that matters in life...a lesson some must still learn..how nice to be fifty, nifty, and wise!! :)

Marilyn

Beautiful...and I love that you recounted what your wishes had been at various ages...

kristine

I love the angel. I also loved your post with its clarity and simplicity.

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