In an instant

In an instant you were conceived.
After 26 hours of labor; in an instant you were born.
They gave you to me; in an instant there was love.
For 12 years I watched your first steps, heard your first words and saw you begin school; in an instant you were 13 and a teenager.
For 8 years I watched you find yourself and mature; in an instant you were 21 and a man.
For 2 months I watched you enjoy the first tastes of adulthood; in an instant you were gone.
For 4 painful hours I frantically tried to figure out why you weren’t home when we woke up Christmas morning; in an instant my heart broke with the answer.
Two months have gone by feeling both like an eon and yet like an instant.

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