look how fast you've grown

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

One day a little boy was born into the world and for a very short moment his mother held him close.
But soon they came to clean him up and right then the mother knew. Life with that little boy would always mean letting him go.
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Time passed and that little boy became a one-year-old.

His mother knew something had changed because the little boy didn't want to be held anymore--he wanted to walk.

So she kissed him on the top of his head, took a seat at the back of the room, and held her breath and crookedly, very crookedly, he took his first steps.
From the place where she watched him, that mother hummed a quiet hum. And in her heart the words went something like this:

Be safe little boy,
Don't you fall little boy,
Look how fast you've grown.
Be safe little boy, where you walk little boy
You're not yet on your own.

~Karen Kingsbury "Be Safe Little Boy"

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19 Responses to “look how fast you've grown”

Erika said...

that is soooo sweet! and I can't believe how big he's getting! So adorable! happy birthday!

A Truly Grand Haven said...

Happy Birthday Grayden!!! You are such a special, amazaing boy.

Missy and Kaden said...

Happy Birthday Grayden! Katie - This post made me cry with joy for the blessings God has brought to you and to Grayden's birth mother!

Jeannie said...

That is such a beautiful post. It brought tears to my eyes.

Happy First Birthday Grayden!

the Spocks said...

Too cute!!

Rebekah said...

This is beautiful. Even my little lover only pauses to give me kisses sometimes. So sad...but I love watching him explore!

A Love Worth Waiting For said...

Happy Birthday Grayden!!

Kate- Would you mind emailing me at lyndsiebrooker@hotmail.com? Thanks so much!!

Alicia said...

Happy Birthday Grayden! This was a beautiful post, it made me cry!

jenni said...

Happy Birthday Grayden!! {I'm crying by the way, beautiful post.}

The Hatz Family said...

I'm in tears! Beautiful post - isn't it amazing how much they change the first year?! Happy Birthday Grayden!!!

Sammy said...

Such a touching post!

Happy 1st Birthday to Grayden!

Twincubator said...

He is so adoreable. Happy Birthday Grayden.

Melissa said...

So precious! Happy Birthday sweet little boy!!!

Lyndsey said...

what a cherished miracle you are little grayden!!

Kirsten: said...

Love this post! Happy Birthday Grayden!

Jessica said...

Happy birthday little buddy- can't believe you're a year old already! You bring such joy and happiness to your mommy and daddy :)
~Sending love from the Klein's

Gisela said...

Happy Birthday Grayden!

The Lewis's said...

Happy Birthday Grayden!

Kari Lynn said...

Happy Birthday Grayden!!