Women Being Awesome

More than once, you wondered what you were thinking.
Of all the decisions in life, you probably thought this was the most sane.
Taking care of 8+ children, not all of them yours, every day it seems.
Happy and sad and terrified in equal measure, this was a normal day for you.
Ever stating you’d rather hear the ‘gosh-awful truth than a pretty lie.’
Really, you were the best thing to ever happen to me.
Where would I be if not for you?
Siblings are supposed to help you build yourself up,
I can certainly see that you took this to heart.
Systems in place have been changed at the drop of a hat, when needed.
Too many of you to thank one at a time, because all five are too awesome.
Even when I don’t know who you are, you make me feel safe.
Reality’s something we face together.

I’d be all alone and lost to the world.

Written on behalf of the awesome women in my life who help me keep my head on straight. (Which is a little harder at times than most people would understand.)

Also for this week’s Dungeon Prompt: http://theseekersdungeon.com/2014/02/13/dungeon-prompts-season-2-week-7-tribute/