I imagine a home of love and parents of integrity and compassion who held us when we cried,
I imagine a house of comfort and stability that was a castle in our minds,
I imagine days past when we were young chasing clouds in the early day sky,
I imagine how we loved and cared for each other with braiding hair, painted toenails and picking out outfits of fun, frills, lace, and jeans.
I imagine picking wildflowers in the wood,
even though we were not allowed to roam.
I imagine sneaking out from home, romping in the sugarcane fields whispering secrets of traveling together to Atlantis.
I imagine chasing butterflies, singing made up songs and picking strawberries until dusk took us unaware,
I imagine floating the river down with gentle streams and fairies dancing on the banks that only our eyes could see,
I imagine the sunlight glimmering through the trees kissing our foreheads as though a blessing of life had been granted to only us.
I imagine how we would chase fireflies until the moon called us home,
I imagine, my darling sisters, of midnight whispers, stories and secrets shared by flashlight under a blanket,
I imagine a childhood of hopes and magic, sisterly love and shared dreams,
I imagine that had we been given that chance we would have chosen to be mermaids in the ocean signing songs of love awaiting the magic of dawn.
Happy Valentine's Day!