Happy happy birthday, baby…

It’s my daughter’s birthday today…

…and I would like to dedicate this poem to her:

She’s a soft cool rain on a hot sunny day.
I make her laugh with the funny things I have to say.

She’s the beat of my heart, and the air that I breathe.
She’s the sun and the wind, the green leaves on the trees.

She’s the pride that I feel when I know she’s done what’s right.
She’s that warm feeling I get as I recall telling her stories at night.

She is homework and books, the music in my life.
She has this beautiful smile that could light the darkest night.

She is the scared feeling I have when she’s so far away.
Or the feeling of uncertainty when I’m not there by her side.

She’s the mixed emotions I have, as I watch her mature and grow.
I tell myself she will never leave but I know in my heart that someday she will.

I hope the man that steals her heart, will treat her like a queen.
Because she deserves so much more, of that I am sure.

I will always cherish the wonderful times we have had.
The best part of my life was being her dad.

So now you know who she is, she’s my little girl.
I love her with all my heart and I always will.

Adapted from “Who Is She?” By Kyle J. Underwood from Family Friend Poems

…and this song too. Happy Birthday, love!