June 16, 2011 § 5 Comments

I spent the afternoon cleaning my table and some drawers… and I came across this.

It is Kite’s 1st Birthday Party Souvenir. Am sharing the poem in the frame. We got it from my SIL (sister-in-law) Ellen, she shared it to us because we are naming our baby Kite.

Here goes:

I see children as kite. You spend a lifetime trying to get them off the ground. You run with them until you’re both breathless… they crash… they hit the roof… you patch and comfort, adjust and teach. You watch them lifted by the wind and assure them that someday they’ll fly. Finally they are airborne: they need more string and you keep letting it out.

But with each twish of the ball of twine, there is a sadness that goes with joy. The kite become more distant, and you know it won’t be long before that beautiful creature will snap the lifeline that binds you together and will soar as it is meant to soar, free and alone.

Only then do you know that you did you job.

-Emma Bombeck

kaka-Sad ba?

§ 5 Responses to Kite

  • mrskendz says:

    mama benz, been meaning to ask you but i always forget – care to share the story behind kite and laya’s names? πŸ™‚

    • BenzRana says:

      Hmm territoryo ni Abet ang names, ako aapprove or disapprove lang πŸ™‚
      Sa full name nila we want 2 names para may choice sila in case di nila type name nila, we made the first name 1 letter lang para di naman mapahaba. Kite is K Anthea and Laya is L Ayla πŸ™‚

    • Abet Rana says:

      Kendz: Palayaw ang una naming naiisip. Yung Kite gusto na talaga namin. Nagiisip lang kami nun ng babagay na full name. Nakita ko yung pangalan na Anthea sa (Miss Philippines before Anthea Robles). Kaya naging K Anthea si Kite.

      Yung name naman na Laya, naisip ko nung kantahin ni Lea Salonga ang “Bayan Ko” sa burol ni Tita Cory. Yun yung last word sa lyrics. L Aya or L Ayla ang choices sa full name. Mas type ni Benz & Kite yung Ayla (ni-rambol na Laya)

      Kung naging lalaki ang baby, dapat Juan (tagalog ng John) ang palayaw. J One ang full name. πŸ™‚

  • Clarice says:

    sana hindi ko pagsisihan lahat ng me-time ko ngayon pag ayaw na akong kausapin nila jia at joya kasi busy na sila sa friends nila. πŸ™‚ mommyhood can indeed be bittersweet. πŸ™‚

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