I look at you and I do not see
the passage of time.
I see my little girl
eating birthday cake for breakfast
playing basketball at night,
reading a book,
playing in the neighborhood Olympics,
or holding tightly to a cuddle-worn “bun-bunny.”
I love the fact that you are older now
and that the decisions you make
are your own.
But to me,
you will always be
my little girl.
And as you continue to grow
may you fondly remember –
(that as your mother)
I may not be able to carry you in my arms anymore
but I will always carry you in my heart.
Happy birthday, my little girl!
hugs n’ blessings today to you, for giving me the best job on the planet…
being your mom!