Dear little one,
today is your birthday.
this year my hopes for you were more than wishes
because i am certain that you are being loved
and that your birthday was celebrated
and that you were tucked in to sleep by loving hands.
on your half of the world, by now you will be sleeping.
on my half of the world, it's raining cold
and my heart hurts
because it still longs to be with you
i dumped coins into a machine at the bank
took notes on teaching techniques as i prepare to move far away from here
and all the while i wondered
what am i doing so far away from you?
i wanted to be with you today, like every day before
but most of all i want you to know that
you are treasured and dearly loved.
this day marks the miracle of 4 years of your life.
God has done good things in all of them.
today my heart aches for you, but I am thankful
for the precious gift you are
happy birthday little one
i love you with all my heart