I’ll follow you.

Down the corridor of that hospital wing as they push you in your bassinet and me in my wheelchair, towards the room where we’ll spend our first days together.

I’ll follow you.

Closely behind as you army crawl your way across the living room carpet and eventually up the stairs to all of the things that you love to get into.

I’ll follow you.

Through the tunnels, to the swings, down the bike path and back again as you try to keep up with the big kids at the park.

I’ll follow you.

As you make your grand entrance into that kindergarten classroom and smile up at me with excitement in your eyes.

I’ll follow you.

When we go to your friend’s house to take pictures in front of the lilacs of all of you dressed up for prom.

I’ll follow you.

To that college campus too far away but you’ve got your heart set on and who am I to say no.

I’ll follow you.

As you lead me across the dance floor on your special day with the love of your life and indulge your mom in the traditional dance.

I’ll follow you.

Into that room where you will introduce me to my sweet little grandchild and the one that you will now follow.

I’ll follow you.

From now until my dying breath.

Originally published on the author’s blog

Britt LeBoeuf

Hailing from the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, Britt has a background in Human Services and Child Development. Married to her Army vet/superhero husband, they are kept busy raising their two beautiful boys in their cabin in the woods (really in the subdivision). She is also a mom to two angel babies. You can find her first self-published novel, "Promises of Pineford" on Amazon and Lulu. You can also find her at These Boys of Mine by Britt LeBoeuf and on Facebook. Her work can also be found on Scary Mommy, Her View From Home, That's Inappropriate, Blunt MOMS, Today Parents, and Organized Mom.