My nephew is the closest to unconditional love that I will probably experience in this lifetime.
He loves and trusts me implicitly.
He gets excited about my ideas and I get excited by his. I took him to go indoor skydiving and he went along without knowing what we were doing ahead of time.
We have this routine that we do. I kiss him on the cheek and say, “more smoothes!” so that I can kiss him again and say it again until someone gets tired.
He is my God-son which is the perfect title, he is sometimes the voice of a higher power.
I want to be at his high school graduation.
I want to be there to meet his first girlfriend.
I want to see him start a family.
The only way that those things will happen is if I recover enough to be present.
If I can see Uncle Michael the way that he sees me…
…my world might change.