this is your mom speaking.
as you’re doing your thing in there,
I wanted to give you a heads up
about a few things ahead
(although this is, admittedly,
as much a note to myself, too):
while your dad and I
have made a longterm commitment
to one another
and you, of course,
and while other relationships around us
are founded on longterm promises
to stick to living and learning
rather than giving up, as well,
being human is becoming increasingly
about the short-term magic.
freedom, control and comfort —
concepts on which many of our lives are built on around here —
are truly luxury items for the moment.
(enjoy the undisrupted and careless swims
in there while they last…)
these three are no absolute terms;
they cannot be taken for granted,
or else we’d fool ourselves.
and truly, I’m here to love you
in truth and honesty;
there are more depths to discover
in reality than illusion, I’ve found.
so as you prepare to switch sides
sometime in the summertime,
and explore your own terms and conditions,
I just wanted you to know
that from my experience so far,
none of this is made to last forever.
not even me, not even you.
but there’s no need to be scared, no need to cry
or not even not try to make it out here
and give it a shot —
quite the contrary, in fact.
there’s a greater hope, a greater faith, a greater love
available to all of us each new day
and I so, so look forward
to exploring those along side you.
so see you soon
(and until then,
anytime you feel that gentle rub,
it’s your dad
just so utterly excited to meet you as well!)!