My daughter, you are growing.
You aren’t a baby anymore.
And while I long for those days,
Holding you in my arms,
Staring into your wondering eyes,
I have never felt so connected to you.
You are growing, my sweet,
Into a beautiful little girl
Full of life, love, and happiness.
You amaze me with your smart mind
And strong heart.
I have no doubt you will do big things.
Promise me, my brave girl,
That you will not be afraid to become
The woman I know you can be.
I will always be here.
I will always stretch my arms wide
And protect you from the world,
But it is the world who needs you now.
When you are ready,
I hope you grow, little girl,
And take on this world,
For your determined heart and strong mind
Will be the strength it needs to