Wednesday, March 12, 2008

one little, two little, three little...

"thank you for my gift."
he hugs me with his thin little arms and then plants a kiss on me.
i am in love.
his younger brother follows suit. 
it feels familiar.
when i was 18, i said goodbye to my 8 year old cousin, my favorite person in the world. 
he is now 16 and we didn't even hug goodbye.
we've had enough goodbyes to put ourselves through that again.
and now i know better than to tell this five year old, and this soon to be four year old that i am moving.
it hurts enough to think it. 
he thanks me again before i leave and my heart breaks just a little bit.
they are incredible people
it really is all about children.

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