Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Happy Birthday, Sweet Baby James

How could 10 years have gone by so fast? It was only yesterday, after all, that I was willing you to hang tight. Really, only yesterday. It was then that I was so stunned that I couldn't hear you crying (such a low little voice) and Daddy had to assure me that you were fine. It was then that he combed your little bit of hair and lulled you to quiet. How can that be?

You are such a fine boy. Sometimes given to fits of temper; but ,more often than not, you are quickly sorry. You are handsome and look just like Daddy did when we were your age. You are caring and so much fun for Mama. And you always try your hardest. Always.

But...

Don't try too hard. Don't take the weight of the world on your shoulders...don't feel responsible for everyone. Just be a boy, like you are. Just a boy.

And you're still my baby, especially when you're sleeping.


Sweet Baby James
James Taylor

There is a young cowboy he lives on the range
His horse and his cattle are his only companions
He works in the saddle and he sleeps in the canyons
Waiting for summer, his pastures to change
And as the moon rises he sits by his fire
Thinking about women and glasses of beer
And closing his eyes as the doggies retire
He sings out a song which is soft but its clear
As if maybe someone could hear
Goodnight you moonlight ladies
Rockabye sweet baby james
Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose
Wont you let me go down in my dreams
And rockabye sweet baby james
Now the first of december was covered with snow
And so was the turnpike from stockbridge to boston
Lord, the berkshires seemed dream-like on account of that frosting
With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to goT
heres a song that they sing when they take to the highway
A song that they sing when they take to the sea
A song that they sing of their home in the sky
Maybe you can believe it if it helps you to sleep
But singing works just fine for me

14 comments:

Karen said...

Happy Birthday Kiddo! Have a great one!

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday James. Be a kid, your mama is one smart woman with that advice!

haylee said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAMES.

HAVE A GREAT ONE!

Jana said...

Happy Birthday, James!!

KamaAina said...

Hau'oli la hanau, E Kimo! (all people named "James or "Jim" out here are called "Kimo" whether or not they are actually Hawaiian)

Ronni said...

Happy birthday, James...

Kesha said...

I hope your birthday is a good one. Eat LOTS of cake and ice cream.


listen to your Mom, she's pretty smart, stay a kid as long as you can.

kesha.

Donna said...

Happy Birthday cutie pie!!!hughugs

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Happy Belated Birthday, James!

Jeanette said...

Hope you had a great birthday, James!

BetteJo said...

Oh I'm sorry I missed the day - Happy Birthday James - better late than never, right?

Ortizzle said...

Tuning in late, so Happy Belated to James! (I love that song, too.)

Misguided Mommy said...

so i never do meme's but i did a meme and i tagged you. and since i never do them you have to do it mmkay!

Karen MEG said...

Sorry to stop by so late, but happy belated birthday to your sweet beautiful James.