Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dear SPC Ryan

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Congratulations on another well-earned early promotion, Specialist Ryan!!!

Surely you can hear the sound of my heart pounding with pride

all the way over there in Iraq.

i carry your heart by e.e. cummings

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

24 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

A hearty salute; from the daughter of an Army Master Sergeant and the wife of an Air Force Colonel!
Hoo-Rah!!! Yeah!

XXOO!!
Anne

Marie S said...

Well done!!
Thank you SPC Ryan.
Love and hugs.

Ariadone said...

Hi Deborah, You tender heart for this young man in battle....
Godeliva

Georgina said...

Congrats, Deborah...how proud you must be...your son is included in my St. Jude candle collection. I have a Jude candle for special people...you and Ryan have one of your very own.

xxoo,
Georgina

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Oh how you must miss your son! I keep him in my prayers and I would like to offer my sincere Congratulations too!

Bravo, Ryan.

Carrie

sherry ♥ lee said...

Our pride in our children is one of the joyful blessings of motherhood...almost as big as our love for them. Wonderful news about your son who you must miss inexplicably!!

e.e. cummings -- one of my favourites!

yoborobo said...

WOO HOO!!!! Congrats to SPC Ryan! I know you are so proud of him, Deb. :) Please send him a big heartfelt thank you for his service from me.

Ces said...

I love Specialist Ryan!
I need to update my sidebra!
CONGRATULATIONS!
I am so proud too!

Cass @ That Old House said...

How proud you must be ... and how you must miss him! Mothering is a tough gig.

Congratulations to this young man, and my heartfelt thanks for his service to our country. Bless him.

And the comment above mine -- She has a sideBRA? Wow... I have only FRONT bras. (Sorry, couldn't help giggling at the typo.)

Cass

kj said...

deb, to tell you the truth, i've been waiting for pfc ryan's promotion. he's now a specialist and he deserves it totally! (E-4--is that right?).

you might remember i worked in an army education center overseas and it was one of the most important experiences of my life.

do you mind if i put spf ryan's insignia on my sidebar, because i am going to anyway unless you tell me to take it down. i think of you and your son almost every day and i pray deeply that you will be hovering over him soon.

meanwhile, it's weekend time. enjoy!

xxoo
kj

The Things We Carried said...

Sending you a big hug, Deborah!

((((((((((((((((Mere))))))))))))))))

Moonshadow said...

Congratulations to you and your family. My wish is for a speedy and triumphant return so you can all celebrate together.

bikim said...

Your blog is lovely! I'll come more often to check it!
Take care,
Rosa (portugal)

Carolyn said...

Congratulations - to you my ( new ) friend !! And of course to Ryan ;o) You must be over the moon upon hearing this news - and no doubt the important men in your life are walking tall with pride !!
I hope this tour is complete soon - and that he arrives home safe in your arms .

hugs

xoxo

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

well done Specialist Ryan! You make your mama proud...Thank you for helping to keep us all safe and sound!

Javajune said...

Congrats to Ryan. Love the poem- it was perfect! Have a wonderful time at the block party tomorrow night- it sounds fabulous!
xo=jj

Renee said...

Congratulations Ryan. How proud you are making your Mama.

Be safe, always.

Love Renee xoxo

Silke said...

Wow! Congratulations to Specialist Ryan! I can feel how proud you are pouring out of your post, Deb!!

Thanks for your comment on my blog... Yes, I don't think you need to read the book!

Love, Silke

kj said...

dearest deb, go ahead--laugh your head off. look at me up there and laugh so hard you have to leave the room. then, when i put that mike down and come up for air, give me a small hug and blow ME one of your famous kisses and then okay, go ahead and laugh all over again. you won't be laughing alone by then. HAHAHAHAHA! thanks for checking on my welfare. i'm still upright and breathing nicely. you too, i presume? xoxox

Diana Evans said...

Hi Deborah!!! what a wonderful post ....you must be so so proud of your wonderful son Ryan!!! I know what our sons mean to us....and can only imagine how you feel....You are such a wonderful Mother and I know he feels you love even though he is far....

Hugssssssss
Diana

Ces said...

My dearest sweetest Deborah, I love you. Thank you, thank you!

Renee said...

Was it Ryan the specialist you saw?

I am so happy for you dear friend, that gave me goosebumps that you got to see your dear boy.

Love Renee xoxo

Cori G. said...

OH Congratulations Specialist Ryan!! You must be so excited and proud of your boy to the point of bursting and might I add, E.E. Cummings said the words perfectly. There is nothing like the heart of a mother!!!!
Now I must see to Milo's adventures. Have a fun Halloween ;-)..

xoxo Cori

Bella Sinclair said...

SPC Ryan, I too salute you! Congratulations. You have so many fans back here in the states, ones you have never met but who cheer you on and thank you in their hearts and carry you in their prayers and look forward to your safe return.

xoxo