I see you running towards that ball in the fields.
I hear your laugh when you fall in that pile of leaves.
I think of that day when you won’t need me to fight your battles.
I ponder the memories of past, present, and future that we will make together.
I dream of the dreams I will see you accomplish in your reality.
I dread the pains of the ugly world I won’t be able to keep you from.
I hope for you a life different than my own, without the failures, faults, and fears.
I wish for time to pause, to prolong the joys of your own love, laughter, and joy.
I anticipate your energy, creativity, and curiosity.. like someone else I know.
I hesitate at the knowledge of your mistakes, wrong choices, and unwanted pains.
I stand aside when you no longer want to listen, then turn back after it’s done.
I linger with arms wide open, for comfort despite brought on stupidity.
I smile when I think of the person you will become.
I stare in pride when I visualize the change you will stir in your own reality.
I cringe when you scrape your knee going after that dog you know you can’t take home.
I walk towards you with pride of the achievements you went after with all your heart.
I pray for the day you take all the gifts a one, true God has given you and dive in.
I rest knowing that my life wasn’t in vain, but for a greater purpose.
I found my life in two moments:
When God found me, and gave me life of the utmost abundance…
And when I looked my child in the eye.