When you are lost,
I will light every candle I own to help you find your way.
When you can’t eat from worry,
I will invent 300 new recipes to tempt your tummy to turn traitor.
When you cry,
I will sit beside you with an extra large box of tissues, a tub of ice cream, and my shoulder which, as always, is just for you.
When you are happy,
I will light fireworks that sizzle, zip, whiz, and bang.
When you are lonely,
I will mount excursions over your garden wall and onto your windowpane.
When you are afraid, I will make shadow puppets and sing a simple but heartfelt song.
No matter what comes, or what will be.
I will be there for you
Just as you will be there for me.