When I look at the 9 year old I feel a total aching love. She filled my life with the most breathtaking light that still surrounds her today. She taught me how to love in a whole new way, a protective all-consuming love. She’s complicated in the most frustrating, incredible, head hurting, wondrous way imaginable. She keeps me on my toes and makes me challenge myself every single day. When I finally think I’ve got the hang of her she smacks me with something new and I fall over.
Then along came the 7 year old, my unexpected boy who makes my heart sing every time I look at him. There’s nothing complicated about our relationship. He’s easy, straightforward, just like his dad. It’s either black or white, there is no grey area. I look at him and I wish I knew more people like him. He’s an open book, he makes my heart break for the day he finds independence and breaks free of my apron strings.
They are opposites but together they have made me a better person. Together they bring me to my knees and lift me higher than I knew was possible. Over and over again.
This post is for Tara Lara’s Gallery. The theme for the photo this week is ‘Faces’.