If I'd known then what I know now…

I might have held you closer. Kept you safer. Held you tightly in my palm and never let you out.

Only then…

I would never have seen you fly. Never have known your courage or tenacity, your refusal to give up or give in even when logic said you must. Witnessed your compassion nor felt your love.

So, yes.

If I'd known then what I know now, I would still have set you free.

Because, no matter how long I go on, I will never forget. I will always remember. You soared.