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It’s A Big Day Today

For my mother, with all my love.

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His knapsack is packed

His clothes are clean

His hair is neatly combed.

It’s a big day today

His first day of school

And her first day without him.

It will seem like forever

This single day

But he’ll be home before she knows it.

She never thought it would be this hard

To wave goodbye at the bus stop.

 

His duffle is packed

He’s got enough underwear

He didn’t forget his toothbrush.

It’s a big day today

His first summer camp

And her first week without him.

It will seem like forever

This single week

But he’ll be home before she knows it.

She never thought it would be this hard

To wave goodbye at the campground.

 

His boxes are packed

He’s got enough snacks

He’s looking so grown up.

It’s a big day today

His first day at college

And her first months without him.

It will seem like forever

These several months

But he’ll be home before she knows it.

She never thought it would be this hard

To wave goodbye at the dorm room.

 

His suitcase is packed

He’s got all he needs

He’s leaving to see the world.

It’s a big day today

He’ll be abroad for a year

And she’ll miss him every day.

It will seem like forever

This single year

But he’ll be home before she knows it.

She never thought it would be this hard

To wave goodbye at the airport.

 

He dries her tears

He takes her hand

He whispers the words, I love you.

It’s a big day today

He’ll be abroad for a year

And he’ll miss her every day.

It will seem like forever

This single year

But he’ll be home before he knows it.

He never thought it would be this hard

To wave goodbye at the airport.

 

She hugs him tight

They share a breath

And for a moment they both remember,

No matter the day

Or how far away

He always comes back home.

It will seem like forever

This single year

But he’ll be home before she knows it.

They never thought it would be this hard

To wave goodbye at the airport.

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “It’s A Big Day Today

  1. With All My Love and the Most Wonderful Memories Possible ~ ~ ~ and the Many More Memories to be Created and Shared. I am So Blessed and Wish the Same for You Always … ~ Mom

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    Posted by magyarn | August 17, 2014, 9:09 AM
  2. Nathan….. I have watched you from afar, remembering you at the age you share with the picture you posted. I have always admired the choices you made and the man you have become. The poem you wrote for your mother is so touching …..and touches me at so many levels. I cherish your mother’s friendship and will be here to support her on her journey as you are on yours. I look forward to reading your postings this next year! blessings, Penny

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    Posted by Penny Rollins | August 19, 2014, 6:52 PM

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