May 29, 2016

Every night, Leif chooses two books from his little bookcase. Yesterday, he pulled out a book we haven't read in awhile called When I Was Born.

I always cry when I read it. I think about Liam.

I think about everything he would be. All he should be discovering with his brother.

When I was born
I had never played with stones or got muddy hands.
I had never made tunnels in the sand.

My hands had never touched anything except each other.

When I was born
I did not know there was a sky
or that the sky could change
or that clouds were so beautiful.

When I was born everything was new.

Everything was about to start.

-When I was born by Isabel Minhos Martins