Kids Were Here


'If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is be present in the present... gratefully.' -Maya Angelou

kids were here

Remember that time that you, Covey, said you needed a band-aid. I came to check on you & found this- lots of band-aid wrappers, lots of blush & those tiny footprints leading right back to you.


Remember when you, Ella, climbed all over everything in site & left those little handprints behind. kids were here

Remember when we made a cake for your dad's birthday, & you, Ella, climbed up the chair your brother's left behind & got into one cake while I frosted the other.

kids were here

Remember your Wonder-Woman costume, Ella, & the crown your brothers stuck behind the print on our bedroom were here

Remember all those figurines all three of you kids liked to play with, & that one day I went for a water bottle, & found a little superhero.

kids were here

Remember that one day I looked out at the wind & rain, & instead found one little monk upside-down, in another. I laughed, & knew it was you, Covey, & you laughed, & said 'that was me!'