you should be sleeping. i know it is hard when the world is still so new, so colorful, so bright. you came into my life at a time that felt heavy and every second since you have arrived, i have buried my face in yours and breathed you in. your air is lighter than my own. i gave up on something i loved in order to prepare myself for something i love even greater. but now i am stronger, more hopeful. ready. today i return to my passion of telling our stories day by day. being able to add you to the cast of my favorite characters stirs my soul in the most extraordinary ways.