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Bellefest 2010….

Posted in Where Angels Perch with tags , , , , , on October 25, 2010 by rodzink

Annabelle,

I have had the unbelievable privilege of watching you grow… Ten years have come… and I’ve collected memories from every second with you.  I remember the first time I saw you…chubby…. red hair… blue eyes…. 8 lbs…  In an instant, I knew that the idea of having a little girl was exactly as I had feared and I’ve been wrapped around your finger since your first day….. The instant you were here…in my life… I became a different creature… something other than a man…but your Dad….  Now, my heart whispers your name… and I have a love for you that will require a lifetime to share…to give…

We’ve traveled down many…many paths… I’ve listened to your heart… heard your words… watched  your steps… I am so very proud of you… Proud of the way you’ve grown.  I’ve learned so much… I understand that you have an enormous heart…

….and I’m excited to see where it leads you…. I will keep a tight hold of your little hand, Neshume-le…. and I see the divine spark in you… your blue eyes give you away…..  

I have spent so many nights sitting by your bed….prayed that the angels cover you… I must confess, that I believe you to be one of them… an angel…  This weekend  your family gathered….. ’round you… celebrated your 10 yrs… Annabelle’s Decade…  My little girl….. I hope you enjoyed your birthday… I love you.  Of all that I am…or ever wanted to be… my favorite title is “Dad.”  If I ever do anything well…. to the best of my ability….  I hope it is being your Dad…

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Bellefest ’09….

Posted in Where Angels Perch with tags , , , , on October 27, 2009 by rodzink

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The sounds of laughter…girls singing… heckling little boys… the tight embrace of family…friends.  I had to walk away…sit in the periphery of the firelit campsite….look inward at my family… A circle, somehow tightly woven in spite of itself….DSC03011

Today… I want to sit by the fire and watch you…hear you… experience who you are.. dream your dreams… think your thoughts… smile your smile…. I want you to know far into your years that there is nothing more important than you and Baker… I will be last.

My soul is departed and I am no longer my own… I am no longer my own.  Happy Birthday, Annabelle.  I love you so very much.

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