Over the past years I have been fortunate to have three young men in my life; my oldest grandson, Seth, my great-nephew Adam and the child of lifelong friends, Kyle.
I often met with them to share meals, ball games, car rides, stories and many other matters; we had early morning talks and late night meetings. Over the years when we've been together the subject of their girlfriends would often come up. It was evident that somewhere in our conversations each of them would talk of their feelings for "their significant other." Generally I would kid them a bit about the special person in their life. I usually had a nickname for each of their girlfriends such as Sweetness, Earth Angel, etc. Their fondness for these sweethearts was evident.
In all seriousness I want to tell each of them to not let those special moments slip by too quickly or go unnoticed. Today I was playing a Rod Stewart cd in my car. Yes, on occasion I do play something besides old rock-n'-roll. I invite Seth, Adam and Kyle to listen to the lyrics of an old standard, "Someday," sung by Stewart.
When the world is cold
I will feel a glow just thinking of you
And the way you look tonight
Yes, you're lovely with your smile so warm
And your cheeks so soft
There is nothing for me but to love you
And the way you look tonight"
Thanks guys for letting me be a small part of your lives.
March 4, 2015