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Nature's Will

A small tornado of debris swelled around my feet. Even the leaves were tempting me to stumble. But I turned my back on the breeze and buckled hard at the knees. Self-grounded is better than drifting out of control.

To Jaiden. For the first time.

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Jaiden,
It could have been just yesterday they held you up for me to see One giant breath and then a newborn scream And I let your tiny hand wrap around my mine For the first time.
So small and we shared you with all – morning, noon and night Moms a-glow for their baby girl and all she offered to the world Each sound and move something huge to celebrate For the first time.
Lying awake to gaze at you sleeping - hours into the night Waiting for the moment your eyes would open or hunger would strike Happy to be missing out on sleep For the first time.
So eager to offer you solid food Lift the spoon and watch your eyes go bright Cereal soupy and sweet potato from a jar For the first time.
And the day you were able to tip the cup back on your lip Sipping water like we did And we all laughed at just how bright you really were For the first time.
The strong, independent lift of your head Mickey Mouse Playhouse, giggles and gasps The time your baby hands and knees hit the ground, moving fas…