Share Your World: May 8, 2017

By: sonofabeach96

May 14 2017

Category: Uncategorized


Time for this week’s Share Your World from Cee’s Photography.

Here are Cee’s questions for the week:


When you’re alone at home, do you wear shoes, socks, slippers, or go barefoot?

I despise wearing socks and/or shoes.  When at home, I’m barefoot.  Even in winter.

What was your favorite food when you were a child?

My favorite food then is probably my favorite still today: homemade lasagna.

Are you a listener or talker?

Definitely a better listener.  I could go weeks without talking to another human being and be just fine with that. But, when my wife or boys or one of my friends needs to talk it out, I’m the go-to.  And it’s cool.  I like being able to be there for them, I like that they trust me enough to keep it between us, and I like that they value my opinions.

But, again, I do not need human interaction like most people do.  So my need to talk is minimal at best.

Favorite thing to (pick one): Photograph? Write? Or Cook?

Of these 3 choices, what I love to photograph is the easy choice.  My favorite thing was landscapes and/or skies.  Then I met my wife, and she became my favorite subject.  Then we had kids, and they became my favorite muse.

Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Well, this may seem silly, but from last week, I’m grateful for the return of our lightning bugs, or fireflys.  They signal that warm weather is here to stay, and summer is right behind.

In the coming week, I’m grateful for the opportunity to prepare my oldest for a keynote speech at his middle school graduation.  This may not seem like that big a deal to some, but, as some of y’all may know, he is autistic.  But the way he’s been loved and cared for by both his classmates and his teachers over the past 11 years (we started him in pre-school at 3 to get the ball rolling on speech and occupational therapies) has been nothing short of amazing.  He is protected there, for which I’m ever so grateful.  That they voted him to be one of the speakers says volumes about those kids, and my son.  He has come so far, grown so much, and as his dad, I couldn’t be more proud of the young man he’s becoming.  Has it been hard, and an odyssey of epic proportions?  You bet your ass it has.  But he’s been a blessing, and affected and inspired many more people than he’ll ever know.


Oh, by the way, to all you amazing women out there who just happen to be moms, and even you amazing Crazy Aunts, as it does take a village as it turns out, Happy Mothers Day.

I hope it’s a day of pampering and breakfasts in bed and hugs and homemade cards.  Y’all deserve all that and so much more.


My songs of the day are:

“Mother and Child Reunion” by Paul Simon

“Mother” by John Lennon

“Mother Dear” by Barclay James Harvest

“A Real Mother For Ya” by Johnny “Guitar” Watson

“Mother Freedom” by Bread

“Holy Mother” by Eric Clapton

“Mother Popcorn” by James Brown

“Treat Me Like Your Mother” by The Dead Weather




37 comments on “Share Your World: May 8, 2017”

  1. I love that your son is going to speak at his graduation. Great that he goes to such an awesome school but I am sure his parents have been his best support.

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  2. Best of luck on your son’s keynote speech – I bet he will be awesome. Have a great day proud dad. 🙂

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  3. Great post! Congratulations to your son! Always good reading your posts.

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  4. You already know about my Mother’s Day. I actually wrote a post last night called “why I hate mother’s day” but I decided not to post it. It was too depressing… even for me! Anyway… your ‘status’ as a listener is, I think, what makes us such good friends. ‘Cause we are, right? I’m not assuming anything here, I hope. Anyway, yes, I totally get the listener thing.

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  5. You must be proud as. Hope he enjoys giving his speech.

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  6. That is wonderful about your son! You’ll have to give us an update after he gives the speech. You and J are doing a fantastic job with your boys and it obviously shows. Now about being a listener and not a talker, you are funny! 😀 (I’m teasing!) And let’s hear it for Crazy Aunts – I’m going to start a movement. Although since every day at least on the internet is ‘national something day’ I wouldn’t be surprised to find Aunt’s Day. Although I’m pretty sure I’m not getting a card or breakfast in bed! Lol!

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    • Hahaha! Well, if you find out what date Crazy Aunt Day is, let me know. You’ll get at least one card…but I can’t guarantee breakfast in bed. 😃
      Thank you so much for the kind words. It’s been an odyssey raising these boys, especially my oldest. We sure are trying, but like all parents, we’re far from perfect. A lot of this progress is his own doing. He’s such a great guy, has a huge heart, and his peers adore him. And without those peers? Not we’d have seen so much progress. It’s true: it takes a village. And this village has turned out to be a blessing. 😊😊

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    • Oh, and I’m most certainly s better listener than talker. I was serious when I said I could go weeks or months without human contact. I can and have done so, and didn’t mind it one bit. With my wife and boys though, that doesn’t fly. 😃

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  7. Fills self with all the warmth (even the barefoot one in winter ) from this post

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  8. Aw. that’s so cool your kid gets to do the speech! Hope it goes well!

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