A Letter For My Daughter


A LETTER FOR MY DAUGHTER
I remember when you were born
Where did the time go
I remember your first step
Where did the time go
I remember your first day of school
Where did the time go
I remember your first bike ride
Where did the time go
I remember your first school play
Where did the time go
You have grown so fast
Where did the time go
There was a time when you weren’t with us. Although, a distant memory. Back then I couldn’t imagine life with you, now I cannot imagine life without you. As my daughter you giving me a few more grays, but were there is gray there is wisdom. Never having a daughter before, I didn’t know what to do for you. I knew you were different from your brothers. Yes I have made mistakes, yes I will make more. As you grow, I grow. Ever learning about your likes, your dislikes, how you tick, how you think.

From the time you were born, there will come a day, when you will spread your wings and fly away. Until that day, which is coming soon, I will rejoice the time you’re in your cocoon. As you have grown, I have seen your heart. It is big, and it is deep. You have realized that things given from your heart are much better than things gotten from a store. Your ability to see past the wrong, and see what is right is of great comfort to me. As you pass from adolescence into young adulthood I have no doubt that you will accomplish the desires of your heart.

I look at the times we have shared together, I smile, I cry, I laugh, I sigh. I see you’re growing as both a blessing, and a curse. I know I cannot hold onto you forever, I must let you explore life. Make decisions for yourself. And as much as it hurts, I must let you grow. All too soon you will shed your cocoon and become the care of another.
This, I fear, over any other.
Where did the time go
No matter how old you are, or how old am I
You will always be
Daddy’s Butterfly

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