I can see you changing, little man.
Each day you are full of new wonders and discoveries.
A look of recognition.
These milestones both break and warm my heart
As I realize there are so many moments now past.
They are recorded in a baby blue book full of your pictures
In an attempt to preserve their freshness.
I have to remember to keep looking forward.
There’s so much to see, so much to miss if
I’m not here, fully, with you in the present.
You enchant me, little man.
Staring into your bright blue eyes
Calms my impatient soul.
Hours pass in mere minutes.
You’ve taught me to be still, and to revel in it.
For time is much more fleeting than I ever knew,
Now documented in inches and pounds.
They seem to pass faster than days.
In this stillness, I try to will time to stop
So we can stay together.
I know it is futile; I’m simply not ready to let go.
About Cole Bradburn
I'm a writer and doctor in lifelong pursuit of health, happiness, and adventure. I currently live in Raleigh, NC with the love of my life and our amazing boys.