Brian Rooney

Brian Rooney

 Glen Rock, New Jersey, USA
BandCountryAdult Contemporary

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Jeanmarie's Letter

Written By: Brian Rooney

11/29/98

Dear Jeanmarie,

I wanted a family all my life,
A lot of little kids and a wife.

Never thought it would happen to me,
Alone, I thought I would always be.

NOW I KNOW DREAMS DO COME TRUE…

It started out just the two of us,
Life’s great when you marry your best friend.

No matter what happens in this world,
I know I have you until the end.

NOW I KNOW DREAMS DO COME TRUE…

Left our families and moved far away,
Both of us were so nervous that day.

Didn’t know what the future would be,
Thank you for taking a chance on me.

NOW I KNOW DREAMS DO COME TRUE…

I finally have become a Dad,
Best feeling that I have ever had.

Cannot begin to express my joy,
Whenever I see our little boy.

NOW I KNOW DREAMS DO COME TRUE…

So, we are having another one,
My life could not get any better.

Now that I know dreams do come true,
I can keep adding to this letter.

Love,
Brian


6/4/2004

Jeanmarie,

I’m back again after almost six years,
Trying to pick up with this letter.

Half a decade of blood, sweat & tears,
But life does keep getting better.

Julia was born in ’99, she always makes me smile,
I already dread the day, I have to walk her down the aisle.

NOW I KNOW DREAMS DO COME TRUE…

We left our life in North Carolina so we could be closer to family,
The house may not be as big and money may be a little tight.

But when I see how close the kids are with everyone,
I know what we did was right.

Moved up to New Jersey and Tessie came not too long after,
She is so noisy, cute and always full of laughter.

NOW I KNOW DREAMS DO COME TRUE…

Lots of moving with houses and my career,
Everyone thought we were crazy, but we had no fear.

We finally found our home in little Glen Rock,
& then we were in for our biggest shock.

Cancer came and attacked my favorite person,
I stood by helpless while your condition worsened.

But you fought back & made yourself better,
The cancer is gone Thank God……. Forever.

NOW I KNOW DREAMS DO COME TRUE…

I miss our babies in heaven so much,
But I know I will see them one day.

We’ve had our share of ups and downs,
But everything always turns out okay.

Hard to believe we’ve been married for 10 years,
It just does not seem that long.

Coming home to you & the kids,
Is where I know I belong.

NOW I KNOW DREAMS DO COME TRUE…

So, we are having another one,
My life just keeps getting better.

Dreams seem to keep coming true,
So, I’ll keep adding to this letter.

Love,
Brian

November 29, 2011

Jeanmarie,

Sorry I haven’t added to the letter in so long,
I’m thinking now we can turn this into a country song.

So much has happened over the past 7 years,
It’s been like a roller coaster with all our hopes and fears.

God blessed us with 2 more baby boys,
The house is always crazy with laughter and noise.

Soccer, football, lacrosse and school plays,
It’s so much fun to watch them find their ways.

NOW I KNOW DREAMS DO COME TRUE…

Cancer came back 1 more time, to show its ugly face,
As usual you took care of it with strength and pure grace.

So many surgeries, I can’t even keep track,
At least now we know, the cancer won’t come back.

No more babies in the cards for us, I know you would have liked 1 more,
That’s okay because with so many open windows it’s good to have a closed door.

I know you get nervous about your health but never forget,
we’ve never let anything stop us yet.

NOW I KNOW DREAMS DO COME TRUE…

Pretty soon all five will be grown up and gone,
One by one they’ll leave and then a new dawn.

Our house will be quiet with just the two of us,
No more toys, no more homework, no more school bus.

They’ll come and visit during their hectic lives,
But they’ll be so busy with their husbands and wives.

The grandkids will start to come, that’s the circle of life,
I’ll love ‘em like crazy but number one will always be my wife.

THANKS FOR MAKING MY DREAMS COME TRUE,
Brian