Thank you, my kolohe girl for giving me the opportunity to love you, teach you, support and encourage you. To guide you, and motivate you.
Thank you for letting me pick you up when you fall down. Thank you for letting me say “be careful”. Thank you for listening when I say “go for it”. Thank you for questioning everything and arguing when you disagree.
Thank you for letting me give you my heart. Thank you for trusting me. Thank you for showing me what I’m capable of. Thank you for pushing me to the limits of what I think I can handle and allowing me to see beyond what I already knew.
Our adventure together has only just begun, but if only you knew how long I waited to love and be loved by someone like you. To witness innocence, to partake in silliness, to overcome sadness and to become resilient. To open my heart to pain and happiness in new ways, to find a reason to fight for all the things I couldn’t fight for when I was young. To fight for you, and show you how beautiful the world can be when we work hard, help one another, love, and act humble.
Thank you my kolohe girl, for making me a mama. I love you beyond words.