this was the week of your first real gut wrenching, heart breaking cry. it took me surprise and for a second, I didn’t know what to do. my breath caught in my chest and I started to sing you the lullaby I’ve always sung to your brother, the one he falls asleep to every night before bed. immediately you calmed down and your eyes never left my face. by the time I was done, you had fallen asleep with your hand tucked under your chin and your fingers curled around mine.
you and your brother…the only two people in the world who like the sound of my singing.