May 9, 2011

Your Plane

12 years old.
I've got a long way to go. Life is really like an airplane flight.
Sometimes you 're up soaring, through the air, but in every plane ride you always hit 
Yes, you feel scared. The trembling, the pressure and the shaking.
What is this? Is it going to stop?
And there comes the captain's voice "turbulence has stopped."
You feel calm and relieved.
Who is the captain in your life? There to take control, to be brave and to face his
That's you!
You are the captain of your plane. You can not let anybody else control your plane.
Sometimes you lost confidence and self-esteem, but every plane has crew that's 
there to support you, to help you and to take care of you.
Life is an airplane ride.
You fly from destination to destination.
It's a journey and you have to always believe that you will
land safely.

This is my son's free verse that he wrote in his poetry assignment at the beginning of the school year. The teacher called to share how impressed she was after his presentation: "open, believable and extremely mature"... My husband and I looked at each other thinking ''he is still losing his baby teeth, ah! We must be doing something right, or... lets just wait a couple of more years..."

I finally received his permission to post it on my blog " You are such a show-off, Mom!"

I guess, I am simply ...proud.

Dear Friend, I hope your week ahead is bright and sunny!

And don't forget who the captain of the plane is  :)

Thank you for your visit and kind comments !


  1. Dear Sylvia, You must be so proud that your son has such a deep insight on his life at this young age..How wonderful. His words are wise.
    May he soar forward...

  2. Sylvia, you have every right to be proud. What an incredible child! Makes me feel good about the future of our country. ;-)
    ~ Sarah

  3. Quite simply it made me cry. What a wonderful young man.

    Sue xx

  4. A son to be proud of for sure! I have three so I know first hand how precious boys can be; full of surprises too! Thanks for your visit today.


  5. So beautiful and I would be very proud as well. He did an amazing job, very mature and very soulful. :)
    I hope you are enjoying your week so far.

  6. Oh, being a teacher and seeing the potential in my fourth graders is a BEGINNING OF GREAT THINGS...keep those first attempts and compare them later with his efforts...the journey is just as important as the destination...maybe even more. I LOVE THE PLANE! DID YOU MAKE THAT? Anita

  7. Lovely photos here!! really nice 'simple pleasure'!
    glad to be following you now...

  8. Love the "you are the captain of your plane" new favorite. Stopping by from the Simple Pleasures link up. Raising 5 kids under 10 and everyday hoping we are "doing it right!". Blessings to you and loved this post! katie

  9. Sylvia, this is lovely. No wonder you're a proud mom. Thanks for linking up today. It's perfect.

  10. I feel fortunate to have read your 12 year old son's poem. This is wonderful! You have nurtured a tender blossom well. Keep up the good work.


    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  11. Wonderful work!
    Have a great day...

  12. I would sure be proud of that son as I know you must be ...great pictures

  13. I love what your son wrote. He sounds very insightful. I love that little plane too. Thanks for sharing your post at Photo Feature Friday :)

  14. And you should be proud - this is so beautifully written and true! :)
    Wishing you a lovely week,


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