Sorry about the half mast eyes, Alyx!
When I was a child, love to me was what the sea is to fish;
something you swim in while you are going about the important affairs of life.
Important affairs like discovering the world around you more each day.
Not using the thumb as a pacifier, but using it for a teething toy.
Watching you learn how to fake a cry so arms will hold you.
You chatter nonstop telling us unbelievable tales.
The sea around you becomes more interesting each day,
while the adults around you look like we have our noses pressed
right up to the edge of the fish bowl.
Making silly faces, silly noises, snuggling and loving.
Waiting to see what it is you're going to discover next week.
Your sea is full of love.
Linking to Rachael ....