Big, chocolate eyes filled with wonder,
when I’m your world and
the world is your oyster,
these arms your bed,
you dream sweet.
Dirty blonde hair tousled with play,
legs kicking steady to a run, fearless
knowing I’m right behind you,
your safety net and playmate,
you fly free.
Tiny smile shines bright,
giggles sing sweet music echoing
through the halls of our house,
joy’s light fills your eyes and
fairies dust freckles across your nose.
Pure heart unwalled,
emotion pours out your eyes and
my chest catches all in safety’s embrace,
where feelings come to express and rest and
we learn endless about self and other.
Little fingers interlaced with mine,
collecting acorns, handfuls of mighty oaks,
I watch you grow strong and wise and wonder
if it all happens when you’re sleeping or
if I need to become more awake.
That you grace my life with your joy and
the world with your presence is the
epitome of love,
my heart your home,
sweet child, my heart.