twirl into your life
a sweet pink rush
of kisses and hugs and giggles,
petticoats and tiaras,
soccer cleats and mudpies,
baby dolls and bicycles,
makeup and skinned knees,
spitfire and swallowed tears.
They're a wonder to behold,
an ever-changing blessing.
At 6:59 pm, twenty-two years ago this evening, I beheld my own baby girl for the first time.
There have been tears but mostly laughter, and an overwhelming sense of gratitude and amazement, as I watched her grow into the beautiful young woman she is today.
My parents are both still in the hospital. I'm not sure if they realize today is her birthday, but I am sure that they love her more than she can imagine.
Happy birthday, baby girl.
Today and everyday, I love you!
And each road leads you where you want to go,
And if you're faced with a choice, and you have to choose,
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.
And if one door opens to another door closed,
I hope you keep on walkin' till you find the window,
If it's cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile,
I hope you never look back, but ya never forget,
All the ones who love you, in the place you left,
I hope you always forgive, and you never regret,
And you help somebody every chance you get,
Oh, you find God's grace, in every mistake,
And you always give more than you take.
But more than anything, yeah, and more than anything,
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.