i am trying to convince myself
that i made the right choice,
but i am inconsolably sad.
we decided that today was the day
to release our dear sweet ducks.
and my eyes are raw from crying.
we miss them terribly.
dear pip & patito,
please snuggle together under the full moon
on this your first night in the wide open world.
we will visit you tomorrow,
and the next day,
and every day after that.
may you fly far & fast.
may you eat every bug you see.
may you grow fat on the neighbors' breadcrusts.
our hearts are forever changed because of you.
we love you duckas
very, very, very much.