Tonight Elle wanted to make a campfire to send messages to me. In her imagination, the sparks of the fire’s flames would rise into the night sky and I would be able to see them from where I am, thousands of miles away.
So I’m heading outside to look at the stars and the messages of love my biggest little has sent me. And out there I’ll look for her beautiful face in those constellations, and feel her unguarded hugs in the warm breeze. Maybe if I’m really lucky and I listen hard enough, the wind will carry her sweet singing to me.
And in return, I have this message for her:
I’m so sorry I’m away, my darling. But I will send my messages of love back to you with the sunrise tomorrow. That warm sunshine will be my hug, and when it rains it will be me showering you with kisses. I will send the butterflies and birds to watch over you- so look for them to know I am close by and not nearly as far away as you fear.
You have my heart and all my love.
Give ‘Em Hell.