It’s so easy to miss you.
To lose myself in no, don’t, hurry up, let’s go.
I don’t want to blink.
Or waste time not loving enough.
You are becoming at a speed I can’t fathom.
Once you were a part of me.
You belong to no one but yourself.
Your heart is tender.
Your eyes see beauty.
You shed tears for emotions.
Your anger is fierce.
You push and test and demand.
You love and teach and nurture.
To witness you, right now, stirs in me a knowing.
Within you is an energy unlike any other.
Swirling and thunderous.
It is amazing and heartbreaking.
It is life.
It is hope.
It is fear and not knowing and wanting to know and needing to know.
It is wanting more.
It is a fire for what lies ahead.
Hunger to know and be and become who you are, who you choose.
I vow to feed your hunger.
To stand aside as you discover.
To honor your life with mine.
To continue my own journey alongside you.
For you and I,
half a decade of breaths, that’s all.