I am from Here, the place I was born
From a mom and a dad
From toast or oatmeal for breakfast
From very cold winters
I am from Here
Where there's trees from everywhere
And sun all around
I am from vacations to Nevada
And one international flight
I am from Utah taking my mom away
And very grand birthdays
I am from Here
She wrote this a few weeks ago and it choked me up. God, I love that kid.
And Dan, too. Happy birthday, Baby. We'll have so much fun tonight. I promise. The dollar theater awaits…
Holy cow, that’s excellent.
You have a talented little family!
If every kid were as ‘lucky’ in life as Aiden…to be blessed with love adn security in life, as well as opportunities…well I have to believe this world would be a different place.
What a poignant piece. She’s got some obvious literary potential going here. That’s so sweet.
Happy birthday to your real life “rock star”, Dan. And a Happy early Birthday to you too, in case I miss it in another couple of days. Forty kinda flew by…huh?!
Jen Donnelly says
Wow… that would choke me up, too. It’s amazing how talented kids can be. Adults think of skills being learned with lots of practice, but sometimes I think that it takes lots of practice to stay true to your own inborn skills.
Sugar Creek Farm says
That is so awesome. Love love love it.
Man, she’s must have been listening to a lot of Stipe! She’s crazy good 🙂 Wow.
Fabulous writing your sweet daughter is capable of! Such great use of words!
Happy Birthday Dan! Hope it’s grand 😉
But of course. Like Mother Like Daughter. There could be no other way. So very cool. Thanks for sharing…and happy birthday to your hubby…and early happy birthday to YOU! 🙂
Susan Wesely says
Wow, that is one incredibly talented little girl. Takes after her Momma! Both of your kids are so intelligent. I love reading about them! And it makes me look forward to witnessing my own growing up even more. I love that you post about your kids.
susan opel says
TOTALLY cool poem, Aidan! A+++++
that’s a beautiful little spirit you’ve got there, cathy. lucky mama.
Amy Sorensen says
“Lovely” and “honest” spring to mind…what a great poem! (from someone who loves great poems!)
That is awesome. The thought that went into that is amazing. You are very blessed.
Great poem. I love the theme of “I am from here…”
your poetry made me feel calm, peaceful and serene. thanks for sharing your work, Aidan
Lyn Meeker says
AMAZING! Her first book will be poetry! … At least it should be.
And a very happy day to the Dan man!
great lyrical poem. Maybe Coleman can write a tune to go with it.
Happy Birthday to the Dan-O!
Wow, great poem Aiden! Happy Birthday Dan, hope your birthday was as much fun as you were promised =o)
what an AWESOME poem!!!! Happy Birthday Dan 🙂
The girl’s got mad skills. Very impressive.
Hey Cathy, On another blog I saw something you may be interested in…An Etsy store that has knitting needles with smart assy sayings or personalized with your initials. Anyway, here ya go:
wow. that is one talented girlie. lucky you!
Sarah M says
What a beautiful poem. I would be proud too. Looks like she is going to be a good writer like her mom. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
Ashley Schultz says
Wow, nice writing, Aiden! Looks like she takes after you Cathy. Beautiful poem.
Happy Birthday to Dan…
My name is Jenny and I work as a freelancer in the UK for craft magazines. I wonder if you could send me an email when you get a spare moment as I would like to speak to you about a possible magazine article? Thanks, Jenny
She’s sure got her mother’s knack for writing!
Happy Birthday to Dan, I can’t believe your bday’s are a day apart! Oh and happy early bday to you! I only remember it so well because we were born on the same day, same year! Are you feeling the same way I am about being “over forty” now? 😉
tara w says
oh my gosh
what a grownup thought
i am from here…
i love it so much cathy. tell aidan.
Angie Grimm says
WOW! I am loving what your daughter wrote. What insight and reflection. Bet she didn’t get that from Chip. Although she looks like a great dog I think she sees things from a much simpler perspective!
Love your blog!
wow. totally insightful. very cool. one special family you have there!
kari bates says
OK – where in Nevada? I have lived here all my life, and I love it as a place to live, but it’s not much of a vacation spot!
Sweet poem! Sweet daughter!
Cool poem. I taught English for a few years and I used to teach the “I am from” poem in conjunction with an awesome curriculum called Facing History & Ourselves. I couldn’t help but be excited that we’re doing some of the same things in Tennessee that you’re doing way up there & wondered just how small, small this world really is.