Day 20 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge!! I’m guessing by now you are saying that you are beginning to know me quite well. LOL! Well, I warned you….that this exercise would be the chance to get to know me a little bit better beyond my travel persona. I hope that you are still enjoying my posts and feel free to jump in at any time. I welcome all comments and observations.
Today’s post is a love letter to my only child, Carisa. She’s a talented graphic artist and website designer and I’m very proud of her accomplishments. I wrote this poem ten years ago and its significance has been magnified ten fold.
Love sent you here to me…..
…… to two empty arms longing to hold a sweet baby girl with beautiful brown eyes.
Whose smile gave great clarity to the true meaning of my life
and whose tiny fingers clinging to mine, held me up when I thought I would falter.
You are no longer a child now, you have become a young woman before I could prepare myself for that
Shy, though confident in your own way; I watch you grow apart from me
but happy still, I hope.
Over time, it is you who have become the teacher, you who have become my source of strength as if our
roles have become blurred.
I wish you much love as you enter your twenty-third year of life and pray that you remember that the
previous twenty-two were the most meaningful of mine.
You are my heart and the center of my soul.
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