Saturday, May 26, 2012

You have become a man, my son.

I was lucky enough to be able to visit my sister and her family with Rosie earlier this week.  What a great time!!!  Fun road trip with Rosie driving all the way...through rain and road as a cucumber!  Good job, Rosie.  We had to leave before Shane's graduation, but the Morris bunch was definitely there in spirit!!!!  Shane, your loyalty, intelligence, and tremendous work ethic, while grounded with a strong sense of humor and fun, make you someone that I love to be around and admire a great deal.  I can't wait to see where you go!  Enjoy the ride.

Go Boss Shane!!!  You're AWESOME!

If you can keep your head when all about you
     Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
     But make allowances for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
     Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
     And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master,
     If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
     And treat those two impostors just the same,
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
     Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch and have things you gave your life to broken,
     And stoop and build them up with worn out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
     And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
     And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
     To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
     Except the Will that says to them:  "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
     Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
     If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
     With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
     And - which is more - You'll be a Man, my son!!!
                                                                                         (Thanks, Mr. Kipling!!)

And, so you are...a man, my son.  Love you, Shane.   -c


  1. Well, thanks so much! Your support means a lot to me! I like my poem! I love you, Shanester

  2. Congratulations Shane! Hope you and Charlie have a great summer!