I see the lip poke out...
the eyes gloss over, tears ready to spill...
"but that's not how I wanted that to happen.''
in a four year old world...
I can identify with my girlie...
I was handed a dose of disappointment recently
and I'd have to say my reaction,
pretty much mirrored my baby girl.
they will set us up, every time...
we will believe the best
we will accept less
we will pretend something doesn't matter
we will allow ourselves to settle
we will hope against hope
and we will be disappointed
and the sting
the realization, that we set ourselves up for it
it's a hard thing
I told my girl.
"that's not what you wanted to happen, I know, but it is what happened SO now, what are you going to do???"
we are not promised to not be disappointed
but we can decide how to deal with those things...
we can chose to close ourselves off
and protect ourselves
or we can trust
that love is never wasted...
chances are worth taking...
beauty for ashes
strength for fear
gladness for morning
peace for despair
it's worth it, baby girl.
i'll always believe it's worth it.