My Kite

Posted by Kim on Saturday Jun 1, 2013 Under Photoetry

Lately my days are full of realizations. I am a witness to the entire world opening and changing before you. I quietly watch as you discover the smallest things that bring the greatest excitement, like a roly-poly under a rock, a new bloom on a plant, or which way is right and which way is left. All of these things are huge in your eyes. As much as the world is exploding wide open for you, it is for me too.  You are my new eyes. I see the world through you. There is such wonder and it’s clearer and brighter than ever before. A new lens that makes me young. Makes me see things I would never have seen otherwise. Makes me appreciate the life I so absently overlook as I walk around in my adult world, doing important adult things, and thinking all my smart adult thoughts. You are refreshing and young and constantly remind me to look and live with purity and happiness and love. To see what’s really important and to not take things so seriously, but rather learn and grow and be ever changing. I have come to realize that the “you” in this relationship is so much more important than the “me.” That as much as I think you need me, I need you a thousand times more. That as much as I think you are learning from me, you are truly the one teaching. That as much fun can be crammed into your days, you, my boy, bring all the joy into mine. And as sad as I am to see you growing into an individual and becoming so completely independent of me, I’m utterly blown away with pride and over flowing with this love that is seamless and boundless. You are my kite.

“I see children as kites. You spend a lifetime trying to get them off the ground. You run with them until you’re both breathless…they crash…you add a longer tail…they hit the rooftop…you pluck them out the spout. You patch and comfort, adjust and teach. You watch them lifted by the wind and assure them that someday they’ll fly. Finally, they are airborne, but they need more string and you keep letting it out. With each twist of the ball of twine, there is a sadness that goes with the joy because the kite becomes more distant, and somehow you know that it won’t be long before that beautiful creature will snap the lifeline that bound you together and soar as it was meant to soar…free and alone. Only then do you know that you did your job.”  -Erma Bombeck

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I love you too much!


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