(Anthro Circle the Globe Skirt and Pony Prix tights, AE plaid shirt, Gap cardi, Target stud belt, Mia Cadet Bootie)
It's the small moments when relationships blossom.
Nothing else matters for me but being present--
physically and emotionally for these
miniature people that rely so heavily on me.
I don't ever want to be the mother that assumes
my children know how I feel about them.
I have to tell them. I'm compelled to.
Because one day, they just might not be around to hear.
When I stand over my dead brother's headstone,
I have no regrets.
The love we had for each other was not just implied,
but consistently declared.
There was nothing I felt for him, he didn't know.
Nothing he felt for me that was left unspoken.
There was never a moment's doubt in any situation.
He had my back, and I had his;
until the day came when he simply didn't.
So, I'm going to tell my family how much I love them today,
knowing today is all I'm really guaranteed.