I Never Knew
I never knew.
I was a brat teenager who was upset to have to spend my summer being there 24/7 after you had your back surgery. I thought it was some sort of punishment, but now I get it.
That time was not a punishment, it was a blessing. I got to be with you. I helped you by doing the cooking and cleaning and chores. But, there was so much more; I never knew until now that I’m going through it.
I was there to comfort, to entertain, to just be there while you slept and recovered. I didn’t take advantage of the time we spent together. I would have done things differently if I had the chance.
I knew you were here for only a weekend and having a one and a half year old made things a bit more chaotic, you did so much for me. I love you and I’m sorry I didn’t appreciate that time and what it really meant.