“I promise. I will share my chips with you when you’ve finished yours and you’re still hungry. I promise to rub your belly when it growls. I will eat the mushrooms and tomatoes when we order Domino’s pizza. I will kiss the paper cuts and the door slammed fingers. I will try my hardest not to get annoyed with you when you whisper comments and questions during movies. I will be the big spoon. I will let you win at wrestling. Sometimes I will send you texts to brighten your day. I will greet you with coffee and a smile on cold winter mornings. I will rub your feet when they’re cold. I will light a fire in the fireplace and tell you how pretty you look in the golden glow.”
Lucy in a birthday card to Kaelyn. (December 8, 2013).