A Cherished Gift

10624902_975701919113314_8945749297746291704_n

In the blink of an eye

it happened

Time slipped away

and got the best of me

 

Just a moment ago

you were my baby

A bundle of wonder

that filled my life with purpose

 

Created in love

you anointed me

to the most important

role I’ve ever had

 

As the years ticked past

I watched you grow

Always amazed with the surprises

each phase brought

 

The early years

framed in happy memories

of family gatherings

and new experiences

 

The middle years

defined by transition

as you grew into your own

Trying on different identities

 

These past few years

filled me with pride

as I witnessed the birth

of an exceptional young woman

 

And so, my sweet daughter

even though today

we celebrate your birthday

and shower you with gifts

 

It is me who cherishes

the sweetest gift

I received

twenty-one years ago

Advertisements

7 thoughts on “A Cherished Gift

  1. Wow! What a lovely birthday message. You really must have an awesome daughter to inspire this amazing piece.
    Indeed, time flies! Memories of 21 years can flash through the mind in a split second.
    Keep up the good work.

    Like

Thank you for your comments.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s