Letter of the Day: Z
Z is for Zachary, the last letter of the alphabet, and the second child in this family.
I’m going to repost the poem I wrote for him on his birthday, Dec. 7. Inspired by Naming My Daughter by Patricia Fargnoli.
The One who was born on a infamous day
The One who came early in a quiet hospital
The One who needed sunlight for jaundice
The One who looked like Baby Jesus on Christmas Eve
The One who slept best
The One who likes pancakes and lasagna
The One who told stories and memorized books
The One who brought home Matilda
The One who makes friends easy
The One who sings
The One who plays trumpet
The One who broke his cheek bone
The One who doesn’t have an appendix
The One who got the swine flu
The One who cared for me when I got it, too
The One who is a math master
The One who rocks at the breast stroke
The One who reads and reads and reads
The One who hugs
The One who doesn’t think he’s too old to say, “I love you.”
The One who got sick on his birthday
The One I call my Christmas Baby
Blogging A-Z has been a blast! I’ve made new friends, found new blogs to follow, and added many new followers here. Thank you so much! You are all an inspiration to me. Now, back to Scriptfrenzy! Ya, I was signed up to write a script in a month…looks like April won’t be that month, but there’s always May!
Journaling Prompt: What projects have you neglected this spring? When are you going to pick them back up? Or, are you going to start something new?
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We made it!!!! Zachary is such a fine young man!
Mary, I have enjoyed all of your A-Z posts, and I appreciate you support and kind comments.
Now I need to get busy with my editing and publishing project.
Have a great weekend!
I like the letter Z! My name is spelled with a Z – MariZa. It was a mistake. My mom wanted it with two ss, but something happened when they registered me and the clerk made a mistake and put a Z instead of two ss.
I actually like that “mistake.”
There are so many things I want to pick up! I want to do more photography for myself, I want to take writing courses, I want to go full blast with Yoga. So many things to do! Exciting!
ack! I’m one day behind!
I love that poem you wrote! What a wonderful keepsake he has now that lets him know how special he is!
Oh Mary, that’s beautiful. Zachary sounds like a fun young man with a sweet heart.
It’s been fun getting to know you through the people in your life. I think your spin on the A-Z challenge was excitingly unique. Have great weekend!
I have a long list of stuff to do. I’ll get on them starting Monday and rock and roll this week, getting as many completed as I can.
Mary, Zachary sounds like a great young man. I love the theme you had for the challenge. You think you’ll do the challenge again next year? Back to writing and blogging twice a week for me. I’z tired. (((HUGS)))
Mary, how perfect that you were able to end with Z is for Zach! I enjoyed reading your final installment and seeing Zach with his trumpet, and recalling your poem written to honor him. Congrats on the successful A-Z run!
A lovely post for the ending of a wonderful Challenge. Congrats for reaching the endo of it and for all the support you have given me.
Congrats on completing the A-Z Challange!! 🙂 I am glad I found you through this challenge and I am looking forward to reading many more great posts in the future.
P.S. Zachary sounds like a pretty cool boy! Tell him congrats on making it though all those things, especially losing the appendix!
Congrats on a wonderful ending to the challenge. Zachary is adorable. So glad we connected on this journey. Take care.
Broke his cheekbone?? How the heck does that happen?! Sounds painful though…
And yay for the trumpet. Any kid who plays a musical instruments is cool in my book 🙂
I love the poem. I love the structure-I might have to borrow that if you don’t mind. Great job with the Challenge. I enjoyed reading your posts, and look forward to what comes next.
+1 from blog hop cool blog
A christmas baby, what a joy he seems to be for sure; I have way too many projects I’ve let go and am on to another one, but hopefully this one I’ll stick with.
Be proud of your trumpeting boy!
Glad you enjoyed the Challenge!
Congratulations on finishing! I’m so glad to have connected through this challenge.
That’s a sweet poem. My favorite line is “The One who doesn’t think he’s too old to say ‘I love you.'” He’s a special boy.
Wait, do you mean there are people who don’t like pancakes and lasagna? Well, great! Now there’s more for me and Zachary.
And of course I neglected projects this spring. Then again, I’ve been neglecting my novel for over a year now, so that’s the plan for the coming weeks. If I can only convince myself to spend as much time on that as I did on the A to Z… Congrats on getting through the Challenge, and best of luck with Scriptfrenzy!
I’ve neglected everything so far so am scrambling to get caught up. Most of all, I want to get to each of the A to Z blogs I haven’t visited yet. Thanks to you for stopping by my blog for the challenge. It’s great to meet you.
Mary, you’re a wonderful mommy!
Guess what??? We did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!