Castles in the Air

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.  Now put the foundations under them.” — Henry David Thoreau

Your first game.  Your first touchdown.

When you were little, and broken, when even your smile was misshapen, I wondered if there would ever be a day like this one.

Back then, I held you.  I hoped for you.  I dreamed for you.

And now, watching it all unfold before me, it is hard to put into words what that feels like.

I am watching your dreams come true.

Long ago, you built your castles in the air, William.  And now you have begun to build the foundations which must hold them up.  Don’t give up.  Don’t ever, ever give up.

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7 responses to “Castles in the Air

  1. What an amazing feeling to see your boy’s dreams coming to life. Great job Momma! He’s going to rock that football field!

  2. Oh, reading this with tears in my eyes. Lovely, lovely. Lucky boy. Lucky mama. xox

  3. Three cheers for perseverance and joy!

    Julie

  4. I love his tenacity. Here’s to strong foundations that can weather any storm!

  5. Toni :0)

    Yay for him! How awesome and GREAT action photo!

  6. This is a breathtaking post. You are such a gifted writer. :) Great pic and hooray for William!

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