Friday, July 31, 2009

Girly Q

I don't know how many years I have left to tell her,
particularly on this date of all dates,
how much I love her
how much my life is better because she is in it
how much I have grown as a person,
as a woman,
as a mother,
as a friend
because she is in my life.

When she is in the depths of her disdain for all that I am,
for all that I do,
for all that I say,
for all that I live,
I will try to remember
that the number of years I have with her is finite.

But that our love is infinite.

Happy 11th birthday, Girly Q.


gudnuff said...

Happy Birthday, Daughter of Patois! "depths of disdain"...awesome, simply awesome. And yes, life can throw us some freaky curve balls, how important and good to remember that maybe today is all we have with each other. Thanks for reminding us all. And what a beautiful tribute to Daughter.

gudnuff said...

She is gorgeous in that picture! (I meant to comment on that FIRST.)

Tara R. said...

Such a beautiful young lady! This was a wonderful tribute, got me all teary about my own daughter.

mayberry said...

Happy birthday! and let me be the third to say that she is just beautiful.

Shelley Jaffe said...

Now THAT is a commercial shot if ever there was one! Happy birthday to a stunning young lady.

thordora said...

She's lovely. :)

Lori said...

Nice words. Makes me wish I had a Girly Q. Almost.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Beautiful words and beautiful daughter, hon!


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