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Every Breath You Take
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TITLE (EDIT)
Every Breath You Take
DESCRIPTION
A letter to my children: In two separate accidents, two families of our friends buried a child this last year. After this, I look at my own children with so much more appreciation and humility.
[410 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Relationships
AUTHOR
Steven L Howard
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[September 2005]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (11)
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My Bilingual Marriage (Humor) (Genres) I have enough trouble with one language, when I married and had to learn another, it made for some "memorable" moments. [1,043 words] [Humor]
Some Things Need To Be There (Short Stories) You need some things to be there in order for it to be home. [1,611 words]
Star Of My Morning (Poetry) A Quiet Moment. [67 words]
The Cat In The Straw (Poetry) Then Grandfather said He's a silly old cat But there's many a man Who behaves just like that [336 words]
The Child Who Was Once Within Her (Poetry) The most unselfish love. [410 words]
The Piece Of His Heart Left Behind (Short Stories) Through many years he had learned to hate this man. Now came a simple plea - not from the hated man, but rather from the only one who could touch the bitter heart. [2,237 words]
Too Hard A Promise (Short Stories) He had never lied to his beloved, But can he promise what she asked? [1,658 words]
Vicki's Comeback (Short Stories) From the cutting edge of the knife to the cutting edge of success - her comeback was real this time. [2,863 words]
Where Soldiers Cry (Non-Fiction) A Christmas story that's probably not like any you've heard before. [767 words]
Every Breath You Take
Steven L Howard


What is our life but a vapor that appears for a short time, then is gone? Each day is a new and unique gift from God, and so for each day we have the three of you, we thank God.

Daphne, our oldest: Your quiet determination continues to be such a blessing. We love the confidence that has been gained as you continue to accomplish. Your beauty is far greater than you realize. You give my heart a thrill every time you call me from college and tell me “I love you, daddy.” I mean it when I answer “I love you too, sweetheart.”

Roni, our second: Although your beauty is recognized by all around you, you have such an enjoyable, down to earth attitude. We appreciate your determination, and passionate pursuit of your goals. We love to see you hit the ball, and we stand and cheer wildly every time you make one of those diving catches in clutch situations in the game. But our hearts are thrilled every time we are there just to see you take the field. Every day of your life you challenge us to keep up with you, but we thank God sincerely for your liveliness and your life. We want you to know that even if you never hit a ball, and even if you never took the field, you would still thrill us.

Nathanael, our only son: Your sisters came from our bodies, and you came from our heart. We pursued you passionately before you were born, and celebrated with abandon when we were told that your birth mother had chosen us to be your family. Despite being born outside our family, if God gives you the days you will be the only one who carries my name to the next generation. You let me be a little boy again as I play with you, and work with you to understand planets, rockets, trains, and tractors. As your name says, you are truly a “Gift from God”.

Our love for you cannot be expressed in one paragraph each. One short year ago, we would not have thought it so important to be sure every day that you know how much we love you, but the losses this last year have taught us so much. Now, we are not exaggerating when we say: For every breath you take, we thank God. May He continue to bless you, and continue to give you days on this earth.

 

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"Hi, This is so beautiful it had me crying like a baby.God bless you and your family.D" -- Diana Venditti.
"this was truly wonderful. I, too, was balling like a little baby. What a special gift for your children. This has really inspired me to take more time for mine, more time for the ones who mean the whole world to me. Thank you." -- km.
"Thank you Diana and KM. I've been a little unsure of the protocol of the board, but I see reviews are often answered with a "review". I appreciate your kind comments. God bless you both." -- Steven Howard.
"you came to add, to make this site better, Steve. Your children are lovely, and this piece very sweet and moving. Keep it up. Thanks for sharing." -- Dri.
"rarely do i come accross an author with your talent, you have truley moved me. my email is [email protected] please email me your future works, i will do the same if you'd like, an item of mine is "Lunch With A Soldier"" -- Daniel Styles, Langley, B.C., Canada.
"I'm sorry to post another comment here but I've lost your email address and was wondering where you have been when I got your note from this morning. Glad to hear from you, my dear, you can email me at any time. Hope you post some more stuff here. Hugs." -- Dri.
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STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
December 2004
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