Friday, 14 April 2017

To My Daughters With Love

Remember the first time you
rode your bike with out training wheels
first discovered you could float then swim
Remember the first time you ever went to the fair,
the lights the sounds and the excitement,
the rides and the cool night air.
Remember the first time you
played outside in the dark,
saw the moon and tried to count the stars
Remember the first time you played in the snow
walked in the rain, saw a butterfly, or dew drops
glistening in the sun
Remember the first time you ever saw the sea,
climbed a mountain, saw a rainbow.....or a waterfall
Remember the first time you ever
wrote your name on your own,
the first time you spoke on the phone,
the first time you wore grown up shoes.
Remember the first time you ever
felt your heart skip a beat,
shared a fleeting glance or smile that said so much,
the first magical touch or kiss
Remember the first time you ever
drove a car, found employment, made a new friend
lost a loved one, saw someone die or simply cried
Remember the first time you ever
held your children in your arms,
held them close, and loved them with all your heart
Remember how you enjoyed fireworks, and Christmas, birthday parties, dancing and singing,
Remember the first party clothes, weddings and christenings, remember all the celebrations - and the passing of time
Remember all these things....the times and the moments to cherish....times when you were happy or sad but most of all remember to allow yourself to feel and sense all emotions, and be glad to be alive.

Remember to LIVE and be excited about life!

Remember how many times I have told you
that you are beautiful and I love you and I am so proud of you.

And I will remember too, the times we had, the happiness
we shared and how we laughed and loved and lived.
and I pray I shall never forget.

To my Daughters with love
©Patricia Rossouw - January 8 2006

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