PAHLEEEEEEASE Mom! I have told her time and time again that no she may not color her beautiful hair...her response was to ask can't she please bleach her brothers hair.....I shake my head and think yes, in the midst of trials and finding a new way to breathe, this is the beauty, the treasure....laughter, togetherness and just normal everyday teenager sillies. These two amazing souls wrapped up in flesh and blood have been my reasons to get out of bed, to eat, to put one foot in front of the other, to just keep going when otherwise I am not sure that I could have summoned the energy.
And I see them growing and becoming stronger and loving more fiercely than I believe any of us could have had we not had this trial to face, this bend in the road.....The beautiful love and appreciation that we have found for each other in our weakness has made us all softer, more able to see the pain in others and give comfort we might not have otherwise been able to because sometimes if you haven't been given something, how then, can you give it in turn?
So as I walked into the bathroom and saw the precious opposing looks that I have seen on their faces since they were old enough to keep up with each other, I smile......some things never change. Some things are constant....especially a Father's love. Thankful.