High hopes

And higher expectations

Pushing boundaries

Erasing limitations

Adding to the friendship

Making it something more

Keeping it all the same 

But intensified from before

Learning how to love

When things are sad or hard

Teaching to forgive 

So emotions won’t be scarred

Loving everyday

As if it’s really the last

But never ignoring the foundations of the past

It’s joyous and exciting 

But hard work all the same

All the love and pain and service

That go into changing your last name