may these words be the firstto find your ears.

the world is brighter than the sun now that you’re here.

though your eyes will need some time to adjust to the overwhelming light surrounding us,

i’ll give you everything i have. i’ll teach you everything i know. i promise i’ll do better. i will always hold you close, but i will learn to let you go. i promise i’ll do better. i will soften every edge, i’ll hold the world to its best, and i’ll do better. with every heartbeat i have left i will defend your every breath, and i’ll do better.

’cause you are loved. you are loved more than you know.

i hereby pledge all of my days to prove it so.

though your heart is far too young to realize the unimaginable light you hold inside,

~ Sleeping At Last