Dear Mic and Mo,
I want you both to take a look at this picture
A good look...
You see, I remember days like this
days when you seemed to actually like each other
days when there was less fussing and more fun
days when the two of you got along
Now it seems that what you like more is irritating one another
But I clearly remember days like this and I'm wondering...
Why can't you just get along?
Mic, I remember when you used to try to feed your little sister
Mo, I remember when you would wake up, smile at your brother, and say "hi Itah"
Mic, I remember when you would let Mo splash water in your face in the bathtub
Mo, I remember when you used to let Mic pretend to comb your hair
And there was that time that I will never forget...
when Mic, you were taking a time out and I couldn't find Mo
and I looked everywhere and just before I really began to panic,
I found her sitting next to you keeping you company
You two got along better back then... didn't you?
But even now
(when I'm not looking)
I can catch the two of you having a moment
playing chess or UNO
pretending to be chefs in a restaurant
and then without fail
the fussing begins...
But I'm told
that this is normal
that I don't understand because I'm an only child
that this too, is part of love
But dear ones I want you to know that...
love is so much more than fussing and fighting every day
And so my prayer is that the two of you push through the rough days,
and always let love shine through
and that no matter how far...
college or career
may take you
I pray that you will each make time for the other...
speaking to one another often
praying for one another daily
loving one another always
And my hope is that...
you look back together
you can laugh together
remember days like this...
(originally posted 3/8/13)