ditty to my children 

would you believe me if
I told you that
your every breath
fell on listening ears?

that I cared so much
I cried?

especially when
I thought I
let you down?

(even when you
had no opinions
nor thoughts
on anything at all.
my sweet sweet little
babe!)

no,
they don’t teach you
how to be a mom.
or a dad.

your heart learns!

would you believe me if
I told you that
your happiness mattered
more than mine
more than ours?

that we wish we could be
“mommy” and “dada”
forever?

cure your every ill,
wipe your every tear,
hold your hand
when you conquer ev’ry fear?

squeeze you so tight,
and so near, so hard, my dear?

and!

laugh and laugh and smile
and smile and laugh some more

with you,
always with you?

would you believe me if
I told you that
we thought we knew
love
but then we met you,
(and you, little sister!),
and both times, we realized…

we knew nothing of
Love.

No.

We knew nothing of love
at all.

and would you believe us
if we told you–
that to us,
you both were never all that “small”?

but the world to us,
the world.

oh, the world!
our happy world.

(c) awakenwonder

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