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Never Give In. Never Give Up. Never Stop Fighting.

30 May

I’m not a son, but I needed this message today 🙂

MOTHER TO SON

by LANGSTON HUGHES

Well, son, I’ll tell you:
Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
It’s had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor—
Bare.
But all the time
I’se been a-climbin’ on,
And reachin’ landin’s,
And turnin’ corners,
And sometimes goin’ in the dark
Where there ain’t been no light.
So boy, don’t you turn back.
Don’t you set down on the steps
’Cause you finds it’s kinder hard.
Don’t you fall now—
For I’se still goin’, honey,
I’se still climbin’,
And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.

China’s Got Talent ~ Mongolian Boy Sings for his Mom

8 May

Happy Father’s Day!

16 Jun

I have been blessed over the last few weeks to see lots of examples of really great dads. So here, in honor of all those great men out there, are some of the pictures I’ve collected. ❤

Happy Father’s Day!

To pull the metal splinter from my palm
my father recited a story in a low voice.
I watched his lovely face and not the blade.
Before the story ended, he’d removed
the iron sliver I thought I’d die from.
I can’t remember the tale,
but hear his voice still, a well
of dark water, a prayer.
And I recall his hands,
two measures of tenderness
he laid against my face

–Li Young Lee

 

 

 

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