I've read Wherever You are: My Love Will Find You , a 270 word poem about a parent's unconditional love for a child, to my son, who just turned one in October, well over hundred times in the past year. Without fail, I start crying every single time. In fact, I'm sitting in my office right now with the door shut because I can't stop tearing up just thinking about the words. Before finding this Nancy Tillman's simple, but beautiful piece, I'd have never thought there were enough words in all the languages of the world to capture how I feel when I look at Shep. And maybe those 270 words aren't enough, but they sure come close! I also cry when I read it because I think about the way my own parents supported and loved me unconditionally as a child and how they still do as an adult. And then finally, I cry because, as an adult, I know there are people in this world who haven't felt the kind of love I have for my son and the kind of love I have been blessed with in my own life. So go find a copy and read it during this holiday season!
Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman
December 8, 2016