You will be my greatest project,
Our lives' seminal work.
From tears into uncertainty, continuing to apprehension and exploration. Next courage, honesty then humility until you have a project of your own.
The toybox is empty. No bottles are at the ready. But a lifetime of protection, love and wonderment are already in plentiful supply.
All potential energy, though.
When your birthday comes, you'll be ready, and so will I.