Friday, January 9, 2009

Whatever will be, will be

As I watched Ryan sleeps soundly in the stillness of night, I can’t help but to think what he would grow up to be. Thoughts of him when he is 30 or when he gets to my age bring up all kinds of questions. Will he be successful by then? How would he look like? What would his career be? What kind of family would he bring up? What kind of a man would he be? Would I be still around by then, watching over him? Would I do a good job to make him a good man? Would I mess his life up? Would he still long for me like he does now? Would he still extend his arms when he wants a hug? Would he still want a hug from me?

Being a parent is certainly a heavy responsibility. The dificulty is not to provide the physical needs for them but the heaviest responsibility is to provide them a safe, peaceful and conducive environment and atmosphere for them to grow up as responsible and useful being. That to me is a far greater and difficult challenge then to provide the physical needs as I am imperfect.

When you are just a little boy
I asked myself, what would you be?
Would you be handsome, would you be kind?
Then this thought came to me

Oh daddy, daddy
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see
Oh daddy, daddy

When I hold you in my arms
I asked myself what would you be?
Would you be famous, would you be rich?
Then this thought came to me

Oh baby, baby
Whatever you’ll be, will be
Just know that your mommy and me
Hopes you’ll be the best you can be

16 comments:

cheeyee said...

Daddy you are so right! And one thing for sure, is our love to the kids will never change, no matter what they become. :)

(I think it takes a great effort for the parents to become not love their kids anymore.)

little prince's mummy said...

Whatever will be, the love between parents and kiddos will never change...

reanaclaire said...

wow.. daddy ryan.. how proud u must be of yr son.. day by day anxiously looking at him.. i m sure when he grows up, he will feel very touched by your feelings for him... how i wish i hv this blog for my kids when they were little.. now they are all in the teens and having their own personal blogs..

eugene said...

If we instill goodness in our children,i bet they will be good. One trait that i always drum into my children is to have COMPASSION.

Dont worry bro, love will conquer all

take care,

will be back

Bonnie said...

As long as we provide the best we can, then as the song sing, what will be, will be..

You're creative in modified song ya? Hehe..

Happy weekend to you and family..

Angeline said...

The beginning years...its in your hands...

The later years... its in his hands...

But throughout his life... its in HIS plan....

Ping said...

This is a common thing happen to all parents. All of us will have a same thinking. Not easy to be a parents where we need to do all thing to make sure he or she is in well condition. No matter what happen Ryan is Daddy son. Ryan will love daddy so don't worry too much. Sure you will be there to see Ryan grow up till he have own family. By the time you have grandchild to call you grandpa. This day will come :)

Kristie said...

haha i like ur song!

i always wonder this with jayden too :)

dont worry daddy, u are doing an excellent job!

Umma said...

What a typical daddy, hahaha. most parents worry about their kids when they grow up. But when you shower them with love and guidance.. Im sure they will become a better person.

vickylow said...

lovely poem....
They can be whatever they want. Important they stay happy and healthy always :)

Natalia said...

Whatever will be, will be...

Don't worry, I'm sure Ryan will becomes a great person because he has a great daddy...

little prince's mummy said...

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allthingspurple said...

true, que sera sera, whatever will be , will be.

I often wonder too, will they confide in me still, will they still come to me for a hug in need of comfort... will they turn out to be a responsible person? It's all in being a parent, yea?

Hazel said...

yes, u r right. we as a parents always think about our kids. that's why we getting older fast

the little prince said...

Daddy Ryan...Think positive always...long way to go...

Stay Healthy & Happy....cos you want to grow together with your son!! :-)

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