I know what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth.-Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Mona's Musings

April 12th, 2012

Let’s Hear it for the Boy

Twenty-six years ago today, a baby boy was born.

He was worried.
Mostly about what he might be when he grew up.

A fireman?

A jockey?

Maybe a gymnast.

His Grammy thought he should be on Broadway.

For a day or two, there was golf.

And swimming in an Olympic size pool.

They even bought him an astronaut uniform.
Just in case.

The most serious consideration was a Ninja.

The least serious was a catalog model.
(Too much holding still.)

For all the fuss and nail biting though..

he already knew…
deep down…
all along…
what he wanted to be…

most of all:

to a little boy
who could be anything.


Hint of Romance

“Here’s the thing on men—okay, I’m going to give it to you. All men think of themselves as kind of low-level superheroes in their own environment. When men are growing up and they’re reading about Batman, Spiderman, Superman, these aren’t fantasies, these are options. This is the way men really look at their own lives. I’m not even supposed to be telling you this.” ~Jerry Seinfeld

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  1. Sarah E. says:

    Happy Birthday Grant! I love the quote too!

  2. Bri z says:

    We sure consider him super round these parts! He lifts heavy objects (Bracken) and makes things fly (Bracken) and charms the ladies off their feet (mommy)! We’re lucky to have him! Thanks for posting this!

  3. Grant says:

    This is so meaningful to me! What a gift! Thank you so so much! He can be anything!

  4. Jules says:

    Absolutely priceless! (Like you!)
    Happy birthday:))

  5. Suzan Wilson says:

    LOVE, love the post!!! It makes me want to SLOW down and love my babies every second of every day!!!! Happy Birthday, Grant!!

  6. Sharon says:

    Awesome post for an awesome Super Dad! So fun to look back on these great photos! Thanks Mona. Love you all. Happy Birthday Grant.

  7. Helen says:

    Such fun photos! That curly blonde hair! What a great post!

  8. Hannah says:

    You couldn’t have written a better post about grant. So beautiful and perfecr!! Happy Birthday Brother!!!

  9. Debbi says:

    I’ve always marveled at Grant’s journey of self-discovery – he really was interested in EVERYTHING, and almost while we weren’t looking his boyish experimentation turned into remarkable talent, which he never quite seems to appreciate as anything more than boyish experimentation, which makes him one of the most delightful people I have ever known. Love you to death Grant,

  10. Valerie says:

    That is the best thing of all to be…besides a devoted husband. :)

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