I can't believe that a whole year has passed. I wrote this poem for my daughter last year and thought I would put it in a post again. It's wonderful having a daughter. We live far apart but keep in touch with our scrabble games. If a day goes by and she hasn't played a word...I start to worry. This online game gives us a way to write a few sentences in a chat line. It can be just a "Good Morning", but it is special to me. We talk on the phone and catch up on all the family news. Now that she has a house in Wisconsin...we see her more often. With her vacationing there...we exchange nature "notes" What are the fairy diddles up to, how to get rid of mice, will the wood ducks nest in her yard, what kind of fish are being caught, a beautiful sunset, and talk of gardens. We both have a love of nature and hers has grown so much in the last few years. It's wonderful to see one of your kids develop an interest in something that you love too. I got an email this morning and sent her one to "sing" happy birthday. Here's that poem again...
My Daughter's Birthday
It was a cold night in November.. in the air a hint of snow..
Our little girl was born so many years ago.
"This baby is so perfect, her skin is pink not red,
Her mouth is like a rosebud".. is what the doctor said.
They put her in my waiting arms, the tears were coming free..
She looked at me with loving eyes that said, " Take care of me."
Her childhood days were full of fun.. her favorite doll could talk,
Tiny kitchen furniture.. in her room before she walked.
A pogo stick I worried.. that she would bump her head..
At night we found her sleeping with her pogo stick in bed.
A frilly dress was not.. her favorite thing to wear..
Cowboy boots with dresses and a ribbon in her hair.
She always found a puddle with her little foot would stamp..
Her outfit was all dirty...what a little scamp!
I miss those days of yesterday, when she was very small..
I remember everything, when I look at pictures on the wall.
So happy birthday Peanut..is what I'm going to say..
I hope you have some fun and a very lovely day.
Happy Birthday...Love you,