Today, a day filled with such sadness, I promise my babies.
I promise to never hurt you… never, ever on purpose.
I promise to always be there for you. To be the person you can always count on.
I promise to never leave your side when you need me.
I promise to always walk away… walk away if my emotions are overtaking my rational side.
I promise to never, ever, ever hurt you in a physical way.
I promise to be the adult and parent I vowed to be the second I knew I was going to have you.
I promise that I love you more than words can say and that I always will.
I promise that you can never do anything that would make that change.
I promise you that you are my life. I live for you and would do anything for you. Anything.
I promise you that these words mean nothing compared to how I feel when I think about the blessing that is you.
I promise you that I love you more each and every day… each and every second.
I promise you that I thank God each day for allowing me to be your mommy.
I promise you. I love you. I need you. I want you.
Today, in St. Louis, a mother confessed to beating her child to death because he wouldn’t go back to sleep. She was angry. There is no amount of anger I could feel that would make me hurt my child. But, I want others to know that there are ways out of any situation that does not include hurting your child. Go to the police, a school, a fire department, a hospital. Go to a neighbor, a friend, a church. If you live in an area that has a shelter, go there. Do not hurt your child. Ever. Saint Louis has the Crisis Nursery but every single area has someone that will take your child if you feel out of control or need a break. All you have to do is ask. Just ask.