You Are Enough

My beautiful baby girl took her first two steps this week. Two, tiny, tentative steps. My heart soared with pride! Then, it broke just a little too. Isn’t that one of the most astonishing, surprising things about parenthood? Who knew that your heart would break so often and so easily? Who knew what a vast range of emotions you would feel at any given moment?

My sweet A took two little baby steps. Two tiny steps away from me and into this big ‘ole world. Just the thought of it cracked my heart wide open. My A – she is a darling baby. Happy and sweet and so easy to love. I want to wrap her up and keep her safe and secure in my arms. I want to pack her away in a big ‘ole happy bubble with N, where they’ll both be safe, where nothing can hurt them. Huh. It reminds me of  “Finding Nemo”, when Marlin says, “I promised I’d never let anything happen to him.” And, Dory responds brilliantly, saying, “Hmmm. That’s a funny thing to promise. You can’t never let anything happen to him. Then nothing would ever happen to him. Not much fun for little Harpo.” And, so, I’ll hold my breath and pray A LOT as she takes more and more steps on her own and out into her very own adventure …. And, I’ll be here. Holding her father’s hand and waiting and watching. I’ll be here. For her. For N. If they stumble, fall, feel lost, or want to hide away, I’ll be here. To tell them that they are enough. To tell them not to apologize for who they are. Be YOU, dear babies! You are aways enough to me!

 

One day, when the light falls and the darkness sets in,

You may wonder if you are enough.

You are.

You are always enough.

 

When kids are mean and the world seems hard,

You may wonder if you are enough.

You are.

You are always enough.

 

When you doubt yourself, when you doubt your truth,

You may wonder if you are enough.

You are.

You are always enough.

 

When a boy breaks your heart,

You may wonder why you weren’t enough for him to love.

You were. You are.

You are always enough.

 

When you feel lonely and don’t quite fit in,

You may wonder if you are enough.

You are.

You are always enough.

 

When things just aren’t quite right,

When you don’t feel pretty enough or tall enough or smart enough,

Even when you feel let down by life,

Remember that you are enough.

 

You are loved. You are adored.

I whisper it into the wind,

So that one day it may find you,

My love will always find you.

 

The beauty inside you,

Radiates from you,

You are SO much.

You are always, always enough.

 

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One thought on “You Are Enough

  1. Well I am always “swept away” as if in a strong current by your writings and poetry. I guess I love the subjects so much. Anyway this thrilled me and got me all misty too as I project a little.

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