I am trying to think of the words to express a relationship that has not been any easy one, yet one I hold near and dear to my heart.
I am trying to think of the words to express how strongly I disagree with you, but still somehow find myself thinking of what you would do in my situation, and acting accordingly.
I’m trying to think of the words to express how I’ve learned what not to do by watching you, but also learned exactly what to do and how to make the right decisions from you, too.
I’m trying to think of the words to express how grateful I am for you trying your absolute best to raise a child who hasn’t always made it easy. I’d like to think you succeeded.
I know I’ve said some awful things to you, and I know I haven’t always treated you fairly, but I’m trying to find the words to express how sorry I am for not appreciating you in the past, and to tell you how much I love you.
But I think if I know you well enough, I can wrap all of that up in one quick statement:
I love you, Big Blue, can I keep you?