Rasa & Adia 7 days old right before we brought them home from the hospital:I've posted this before but I share in Nancy Tilman's sentiment so much it seemed fitting for tonight, the last night of age 3!
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Last day of age 3!
"I wanted you more than you will ever know,
so I sent love to follow wherever you go.
It's as high as you wish it. It's as quick as an elf.
You'll never outgrow it.....it stretches itself!
So climb any mountain.....
climb up to the sky!
My love will find you.
My love can fly!
Make a big splash! Go out on a limb!
My love will find you. My love can swim!
It never gets lost, never fades, never ends...
if you're working...
or sitting with friends.
You can dance 'til you're dizzy...
paint 'till you're blue...
There's no place, not one, that my love can't find you.
And if someday you're lonely, or someday you're sad,
or you strike out at baseball, or think you've been bad...
just lift up your face, feel the wind in your hair.
That's me, my sweet baby, my love is right there.
In the green of the grass...in the smell of the sea...
in the clouds floating by...at the top of the tree...in the sound crickets make at the end of the day...
"You are loved. You are loved. You are loved," they all say.
My love is so high, and so wide and so deep, it's always right there, even when you're asleep.
So hold your head high and don't be afraid to march to the front of your own parade.
If you're still my small babe or you're all the way grown,
my promise to you is you're never alone.
You are my angel, my darling, my star...
and my love will find you, wherever you are.
You are loved."
When we drove home from the hospital with the girls I remember Royce passing cars on the freeway and I looked inside to see strangers along the way and I thought to myself, "wow! they have no idea what just happened! My babies we born and the world will never be the same!"
Love you more than you'll ever know, Rasa and Adia. Your birth was the single most profound and defining moment of my life and although it may sound cliche you really are my heart walking outside of my body.