Farewell October

Pale amber sunlight falls across
The reddening October trees,
That hardly sway before a breeze
As soft as summer: summer’s loss
Seems little, dear! on days like these…

Beyond the pearled horizons lie
Winter and night: awaiting these
We garner this poor hour of ease,
Until love turn from us and die
Beneath the drear November trees.”
― Ernest Dowson

Kelly wilson - October 31, 2013 - 7:37 am

Beautiful light, gorgeous color, and the most adorable little boy….love these!!!

Letters to Our Children: October

Dear Jonah,

You are such a character—there is no other way to say it. I have no doubt in my mind that you are going to be the class clown with your crazy antics, goofy expressions, and impeccable delivery of one-liners. Yes, I can tell that even at three years old!

I think my favorite story about you this month happened at dinner the other night. You threw a fit when Daddy took away your empty sippy cup to refill it as you were convinced there was still some juice in the cup. He gave the cup back to appease you and to prove that the cup was indeed empty; however, his plan was somewhat thwarted by your response. A moment after you tried to drink from the empty cup, you looked up with a look of genuine surprise and declared with righteous indignation that “Somebody drank it all Daddy!” The delivery was perfection and reduced everyone at the table into tears as we were laughing so hard. That was definitely one effective way to break tension from your meltdown only moments prior!

You simply have a way of diffusing situations and dissolving a roomful of people fits of laughter, which unfortunately you tend to use to your advantage more often than not. Your ability to read people and react with you myriad of mischievous expressions is priceless, although it does make for a rather challenging mealtime. But at least it is entertaining and full of some good laughs…

I hope that you will continue on and read the next wonderful letter by Karin O’Brien in our “Letters to Our Children” blog circle!

Jes Gwozdz - October 22, 2013 - 4:38 pm

Oh my, he is growing up so fast! He’s such a hoot too.

Stacy - October 22, 2013 - 8:43 pm

He is sooooo sweet!