My favorite girl since forever and a heartbeat. The flower of my garden. Her name means “light”. And she is. She both delights my heart, and she lights my heart.
She once picked every orange flower she could find in our yard and brought the beautiful posies to me curled up in bed. “I know you’re blue today and orange is the opposite of blue so I picked every orange flower I could find for you to make you happy”.
That is my child. My youngest. My beautiful
and earth shaking, storm chasing, peacemaking young woman.
Tomorrow is her last first day of school. It’s our last first day of school because tomorrow she starts her senior year.
I’m a mix and a wash of feelings, orange ones and blue ones. I welcome them all and let them each have their moment.
It’s really here. She’s ready. She’s more than ready. It just all takes off from here. I don’t want to miss a single moment of her. My favorite girl since forever and a heartbeat.