Creeks and Trails

To the infant me:

I will take you to parks and creeks and mountains and lakes and hills and oceans and wetlands and beaches.  You will be safe with me.  I will not let go of you until you are ready to walk on your own.  I will never let go of you until you are ready to swim on your own.  Even when you are older and stronger and more independent,  I will hold your hand and hug you.  When you are scared, I will honor your fear.  When you are brave, I will honor ypur courage.   I will teach you to be a warrior, even when you are needy.  I will teach you to be brave enough to learn to value solitude.  I will be with you.  No matter what.  

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