Bittersweet

Before you, I never knew that I could be simultaneously hurt by someone’s absence—and happier because of it.

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The Hurt

Things hurt because we’re human.

The same things keep hurting because we let them.

Does She Love Him?

I don’t have a brother. And I have not had a son.

But I can imagine what it must feel like to look at the woman he has introduced to you, not knowing her thoughts. Her feelings.

Does she love him?

How much?

I can imagine what it must feel like to know that this is not something under your control. That he will be with whomever he chooses to be with.

The day I met you for the very first time—did you know how much I had already loved him?

And now?