One Man Band

I clap along because I know what happiness means to me

I move my feet because his mother I’m proud to be

I whistle the tune, I bang the drum, I strum the strings of time

I snap & hum & spin & twirl with this little boy who’s mine

My Joaquin Fox, my One Man Band

Each day is his song and dance

In two short years packed full of life

we celebrate every chance

At times he leads with my hand in his

at others he’s on his own

And with my constant love and care

his spirit has bloomed and grown

He’s wild and observant, comedic and kind

independent to his core

He climbs and runs, he’s a nudist at heart

Travels forests, valleys, and shores

I do my best to let him shine

and to give him all he needs

I realize though, with each passing day

that this is his life to lead

So I will teach him all I can

how to be empathetic, strong, and wise

to laugh and dare to travel and love

hold on to friends and family ties

I’m pushed and challenged by this humbling job

my patience tested true

And yet this boy, my sunshine son

always shares his song renewed

His is a melody that I know by heart

an anthem that bellows and rocks

It moves my feet and cuts a rug

The song of my Joaquin Fox

Happy 2nd Birthday my boy

 take me by the hand

It’s time to celebrate and dance

with my favorite One Man Band

{Love from your mama, January 2014}












  6 comments for “One Man Band

  1. sigz
    January 13, 2014 at 12:26 am

    happy birthday my lil man. love for you always, auntie sigzxxxxxx

    • Molly Berry
      January 14, 2014 at 8:20 am

      Auntie Sigz, I miss you so much and will always love you not only because you’re the greatest aunt but because of the fact that you helped me learn how to stand and walk and dance!! Besos, Joaquin xx

  2. Toph
    January 13, 2014 at 1:50 am

    Bravo! So proud of and inspired by you guys. Thanks :)

    • Molly Berry
      January 14, 2014 at 8:18 am

      Thank you so much. I love that you are reading and that we are back in touch. It means the world to me! Can’t wait for all the kiddos to hang and get wild in the Bay one day soon. Abrazos fuertes xx

  3. Wendi
    January 17, 2014 at 1:32 am


    • Molly Berry
      January 30, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      Thank you Wendi!! I can’t wait to get Joaquin & Gemma together again. Miss you guys so much! Love you xx

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