I recall the day that the whole world shifted.
Standing in a room I had never seen before and have not since visited.
All around was energy of nervous excitement.
The grip of expectant celebration.
For some this day was no different
Forgettable and common like so many before it.
But for me, and my people, there’s been no day quite like it.
The screams of an infant
Unaware of who waited.
A companion was born
the purest of friends.
A mop of black hair
Paired with Eyes of hazel.
Through trials of biblical proportion
And the joys of unbridled success.
We shared stories that lasted summers
And sorrows that stuck through the decade.
But no matter the emotion
And no worries of seasons.
I’ve had a partner in crime
to help me see it all clearer.
Your name it means wisdom
and no name could be truer.
18 years have come
And slipped through clinched fingers.
The harder I grasped
The quicker it flew
time has gotten away from me.
It’s hard to accept.
That today you move on
to your next great adventure.
A brother never could be
The heart aches
For the days I remember.
No longer a child
But a Woman of stature
the worlds we created and shared.
the loyalty of Toby and of course, his face.
the toy swords we swung at enemies imagined
And the great forests explored without an ounce of trepidation.
It’s a magical world old buddy.
And you know the rest.