A Cherished Gift

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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

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  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.

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