With long legs and arms flailing. I wish I could have seen you running- really running. Not with purpose in mind, but with absolute joy and no purpose at all except maybe to catch up with your 8 year old best friend.
I wish I knew you when you were first scared.
Scared and huddled beneath your blankets, afraid of the boogey man under your bed. Or did you have a bad dream? Either way, I want to know what you were like when you were not as self-assured and regal as you appear today.
I wish I knew you when you were sad.
Really sad. When you first experienced loss. How did you handle it? Did you have someone there to hold and comfort you?
I wish I knew you when you were in your happiest moment in your life.
With your eyes sparkling and smiling- you know how eyes can smile. The eyes that are upturned and so creased because the happiness in your head is just spilling out all over the place. Who or what made you feel that wonderful? I wish I knew.
But, I didn’t.
I don’t think I was there for any of those times.
But I’m here now. I’m here for you now. When you’re carefree, when you’re scared, when you’re sad and hopefully when you experience true happiness. I am so thankful to be part of your life.
*Author’s note- Sorry I diverged from business writing but I’m thinking a lot about my family and friends lately and was inspired to capture this to honor them…to honor YOU. Thank you dear readers.