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Saturday, May 19, 2012

The greater things in life


Linger

I had a dream Last night
Of you
Echoes of anger and pain
Lingering
You were coming home
All right
Feel that and know
Inside
Truth in dreams is hard
To hide

Chris McQueeney    5/19/12    12:54 P.M.





Often I write about uncomfortable things, sad, ugly, and painful, but there are also amazing things in my life. Two of those things are my children. I always wanted kids, and I have been blessed with amazing ones. 

My son Chase is so like me. He looks like a mixture of my father and my grandfather. He is fricking smart and happy and he is for sure A.D.H.D. With him I have been given a chance to nurture his inquisitive mind. He had a fascination with dinosaurs and wild life. One day my little boy will be an amazing scientist. 

My daughter Karley...is so not A.D.H.D. She is a amazingly smart and cute. Blond hair and blue eyes help her melt hearts. One day while walking up the stairs to her room she started saying numbers, it wasn't until almost the top that I realized that she was counting the stairs, she hadn't even turned two yet. She looks like her mother, and all of the girls on my side of the family. Some day she will be a leader; what she will lead I have no idea, I just know it will happen. 



















Before I started writing today I was thinking about how much my children mean to me. They are my world, and I can't imagine my world without them. I have never had the idea that I could be a hero, I have thought about it, and I don't know that I have that in me. But I would lay my life on the line to protect my children without thinking about it...but I don't think that would be heroic. I had someone tell me a few months ago that I would always choose my children over them...and I told them that it wasn't even a choice as far as I was concerned; it's just what you do......





Chris Mcqueeney

13 comments:

Brian Miller said...

love your heart for your kids man...they are it....great pics of them as well...

truth in dreams, sometimes for sure...your verse def carried quite a bit of emotion in it...

lisa said...

wow! i love the poem. absolutely!

you will be their biggest hero...
live with that!

Helena said...

Beautiful children from one with a beautiful heart. Blessed all round!

Green Monkey said...

I love reading about your family .... you are lucky, lucky, man!!!

Wine and Words said...

Children should come first. It's what parents do. I had a friends mother say to her the other day, "I'm done supporting my children." How the HELL ARE YOU DONE WOMAN????? Sheesh! My children are an extension of my heart. I can no sooner cut that out than remove my own organs and still expect to breathe in this life.

Truth in dreams is hard to hide. I talk in my sleep. Doubly difficult. It's just all out there.

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Nadja Notariani said...

Our children are a blessing, a gift undeserved. It's difficult to navigate the heart's want to indulge them with our mind's knowledge that they need discipline and guidance. Finding that 'sweet-spot' is truly our greatest challenge as parents. The fact that you recognize what a great responsibility you bear in being accountable for the molding, shaping and evolution of the worldview they will embrace is the first and most important step.
It's humbling and precious and downright frightening, but oh-so-welcome-and-treasured.

You have a beautiful son and daughter, Chris.

Ben Ditty said...

You're a great dad :-)

Elliot said...

short and sweet, i liked it

She Writes Here Now said...

You are right to choose them! It shouldn't even be a choice on the table. The poem reminds me of me. I write often of hard things and yet there is beauty in my life and one of them is my Jane who is amazing! I feel lucky to be here mama. Nobody should compete with her place in my life. That would be weird and wrong :(.

erin said...

chris, it's good to see you and your family here.

today while i was walking i was thinking about my own children, thinking that no matter what deeds i accomplish in life they will always be my most magnificent achievement. becoming a parent is perhaps too easy but being a parent is incredibly challenging. i try my best. i love them with all that i am. i see that you love yours so.

xo
erin

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