One day in early July of 2016 I received a message here on the blog asking if I would be willing to talk privately on Kik messenger. He was studying English in school, so we largely just talked about stuff like poetry every once in a while. I didn’t find out about the facts of his life in Syria until two weeks after Trump won the election in November of 2016. That is the day my life changed forever.
Since that day, we have talked to each other in some form or another every single day. Sometimes those conversations went on for hours and filled with laughter. During that 2.5 year span, through a journey of sheer terror, absolute heartbreak, and endless tears of sadness and joy, I discovered the most beautiful soul I have ever encountered. He is a little boy who is in turns scared, hopeful, inquisitive, reserved, creative, joyful, kind, and respectful.
And most of all is his love. His precious love. My goodness, you’ve never felt love until you have been loved by him.
My Baby Boy is my soul mate. The powers of the universe brought us together and held us together through the most incredible journey of my life. We finish each other’s sentences. We anticipate each others’ emotions across time and space.
I am in the center of his heart, and he is in the center of mine.
Always and Forever.