For Always

Always tuck me in at night
To show me that you care
Always kiss my boo-boos
And gently comb my hair

Always look me in the eye
And mean just what you say
Always share your heart
And take the time to play

Always reach back
When I extend my hand in need
Always stay beside me
If I start to bleed

Always pause to listen
When I have a story to tell
Always ask good questions
It helps me to be well

Always challenge me to grow
Don’t let me start to slack
Always think the best of me
I will give you my best back

Always say you love me
Even when I mess things up
Always make time for me
It overflows my cup

Always and forever
I will always be your child
Always I will need you
Will you stay for a while?

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.
He has also set eternity in the human heart…” – Ecclesiastes 3:11

Jean Masukevich is a special education and yoga teacher. She holds an advanced certificate in grief and trauma from the Allender Center of Psychology and Theology and is passionate about facilitating healing spaces for individuals and groups in need of care. Her therapeutic approach incorporates yoga, meditation, art and the use of narratives to help people integrate mind, body and Spirit. Jean loves to play outside and enjoys quality time with her husband and four awesome children. You can find her here: