I have seen a heartbroken man. Our other halves that we look upon as warriors to protect our love and home.
Men who give up their lives and dreams to take care of their loving family that embrace them at the end of each day.
I have seen these warriors go to one knee and shed tears for a love they have lost.
The loss of a home they built nail by nail, board by board. Leaving his clan with no where to go.
The loss of the queen that stood by his side. the queen that walked away. The queen he walked away from. The queen who left before their journey was over. The journey that he will now walk alone.
I have seen these wounds open and bleeding. I have seen the salt that burns them.
Now I have a little prince that one day this world will claim. He will watch and learn and grow.
One day he will take a queen to be by his side. One day he will build a house nail by nail, board by board.
He will lose a love and my heart will break with his. Until then I kiss a scraped knee, I lead a little hand down a path, I see the world through naive eyes.
These precious moments are all the reason of why I protect my son.