Tuesday, March 23, 2010
From a Son to a Boy to a Man to a Father.
A son : is a male offspring; a boy or man in relation to his parents.
My heart seems to beat a little faster these days
Maybe it's the thought of my life changing in so many ways
I've heard so many tales of sleepless nights
And tests of patience taken to new heights
Yet my excitement grows as we count down each week
For I know soon we will finally meet
I have a little fear I must admit
Will I be good at it?
I daydream of baseball games and fishing trips
And passing along life's little tips
Will you be tall? What color is your hair?
Do you like peas? What will you wear?
Can I slay the monster under your bed?
Will we be able to build a sled?
How will I explain the birds and the bees?
Oh, I must have a million of these
Answers to questions, questions to ponder
Things to see, places to wonder
Together, we'll be the ultimate team
Limited only by what we can dream
So as the weeks are counted down, I anxiously await
That Oh - so - wonderful date
When all of the waiting is over and done
And I can hold you in my arms, My Son.
So I'm gonna have a son...... still trying to wrap my head around the thought.
Being a father is a monumentus event in any mans life no matter the sex of the child, but to be blessed with the opportunity to raise a man in a time when there is a severe shortage of real men.
Especially Latino men, the fact is that too many Latinos are becoming bastardized hollow vessels of what a man is and should be.
Compassion, masculinity, courage, integrity, honesty, selflessness and sensitivity is the recipe.
The make up of a real man is not gauged by the amount of woman he can bed nor the amount of money or wealth he can obtain its not the car he drives or even the size of his genitals, none of this makes or shows a mans worth.
To be un hombre ( A True Man ), is the best compliment a man can receive. Un hombre verdadero is a true hero to his family and to his community, One who overcomes adversity and always trys to do the right thing not for a moment but for a life time, A pillar of hope that other men and boys can follow, An image that woman and young girls can view and see that self esteem, education ,self worth and self respect should be praised and not neglected based on the dimensions of there sexual extremities.
A real man is not threatened by cooking, cleaning, helping with the dishes or even being a father, he doesn't run when faced with fear and adversity. A man meets it head on as to eliminate, destroy and over come for the those who choose to follow
in his steps. A man is a leader and that's what young boys should be taught !!!