I Cried That Day

I cried that day my girlfriend told me that I upgraded her to the rank of Mother.

 

I cried that day that I heard your heartbeat for the first time. 

 

I cried that day when for the first time your eyes saw light and the air touched your lungs. 

 

I cried that day that I gave you your very first gift, your name. 

 

I cried that day that I sent you to your first day of kindergarten.

 

I cried that day that you came home and told me that you knew how to hide from an active shooter. 

 

I cried that day I realized you knew of an evil I couldn’t protect you from. 

 

I cried that day in fear of every phone call from your school. 

 

I cried that day at the thought of losing you. 

 

I cried that day. 

 

I still cry today.