First one born into a world that was so certain
Where I thought this baby thing would be easy
But you didn’t read the memo
You led me up a path of discovery
Wonder and at times utter frustration
As I walked the floor instead of sleeping
Curious how someone so little
Would not sleep when I was so dog-tired.
Then another, I thought I have a handle on this
Babies cry, its what they do
But you didn’t, you were so good
Lying in my arms upon your birth
Looking into my eyes, awakening to me
We have since been connected.
A curly headed kid, who suffered more than you should
And yet grew into a swan.
And a third, the littlest, most fragile
A personality all your own, nestled into a growing family
Fussed over by siblings, we thought you lacking
We joked, as you didn’t flourish as you might
That there’d be one not as the others.
We discovered you couldn’t see
Realised what aware parents we weren’t
Glasses allowed you to prosper in a new world.
Three daughters each an individual
Grown into women of merit and worth
Each knows her place in the world
I am so proud to see them achieve potential.
Their children tiny reflections of them
Personality and character traits passed on,
Love and compassion, connection to each other
Never have we failed each other.