For My Daughter
Where Did The Years Go?
It seems like I just turned around for a moment,
and in a split second you grew!
A baby, a toddler, a youngster at school
have turned all at once into you...Yet, dozens of memories crowd into my mind
of your wonderful, growing-up years-
of mischief, adventures, decisions, and dreams,
of laughter and, yes, a few tears...The first day I held you and counted your toes,
I felt prouder than ever before,
without knowing then all the reason you'd give me
to love you a million times more.Happy Birthday