i’ve loved you so long
Her birth was most anticipated; first child, grandchild, niece. An instant rush of love as soon as I got the call. Then a desperate need to see her and hold her tiny hand. An overwhelming desire to protect her and treasure her; to show her the world and every remotely beautiful thing in it. A solemn vow to do anything for her and an unconditional promise to run to her side the minute she needed me. I met the little one when she was a week old but already, I’d loved her so long. Happy 6th birthday, Oak.