Today, at the end of a long, emotional day, you came in to the office just to give me a quick kiss on the cheek. I watched you walk away, trying to keep the tears from falling, but my vision grew blurry as they welled up and threaten to burst.
As I watched you walk away, I thought, "Let me hold on longer, Lord."
"Long ago you came to me, a miracle of firsts:
first smiles and teeth and baby steps, a sunbeam on the burst.
But one day you will move away
and leave to me your past,
And I will be left thinking of a lifetime of your lasts..."
"The last time when you ran to me,
still small enough to hold.
The last time that you said you'd marry
me when you grew old.
Precious, simple moments and
bright flashes from your past-
Would I have held on longer if
I'd known they were your last?"