July 11, 2011

My Little One

You came into my life
After a very long wait
You made me believe
In God and miracles
You gave me hope
When I had given up
You gave me a zest for life
And made me feel young again….

I loved the warmth
And cherished the feel
Of your little body
Cuddled close to mine
It felt so good
To hold you in my arms
And feel your tiny fingers
Curling around mine.

You brought so much joy
Into all our lives
And your gurgling laughter
Still echoes in our hearts
Your enthusiasm brings out
The best in everyone
As you go about spreading
Your happiness all around

You are so small
But act so grown up
You are already independent
And make your own decisions
Displays of affection
Seem to embarrass you
And you calmly take
Everything in your stride

You throw no tantrums
Make no unreasonable demands
Your calm acceptance
Of events and things
Leaves me amazed
Your adoration of your brother
And control over your emotions
Makes me feel ashamed at times

You have an inner strength
And a quiet determination
That sees you through everything
At times you seem
A perfectionist, going on
Stubbornly and ceaselessly
Till you achieve
What you set out to do

I wish I could hold on
To your childhood
So that you wouldn’t
Grow up quite so fast
But you are so self reliant
And there are times
When you seem more mature
Than you ought to be….

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
You will always be
A part of me…
My baby…..
My Little One…..