She Who Treads Her Own Dreams
As the sun rose sixteen years ago, a little girl with hair like amber burst into my life
with a determined strong cry, and one eye on the world around her.
She completely changed my life, with every day, and every step I have grown with her,
learning to see the world through her wonder filled eyes and hear it singing through her soul.
My baby, you have grown up to be a strong, courageous young lady,
so wise and compassionate, ever forgiving of those who hurt you.
You fight every day standing tall, and forge your own path,
beyond what is ever expected or barriers so high placed in your way.
Your ability to keep loving, keep listening deeply, keep opening yourself to new things, inspires me.
sheltering those around you, in your ever expanding cloak of love.
All the things you know and learn as if you,
you with your deep searching eyes, have been here before, astounds me.
I am in awe of you, and so humbled to be part of your life as I watch you reach for your dreams.
I will keep learning and growing with you, from you, every step of the way.
I will keep asking my own questions, re-pointing my own map
learning from your search for knowledge and courage.
We forge a path together, on differing journeys, differing purposes.
Through the brambles of opinion, over the roots of all who went before us.
Eyes wide to the adventure ahead, legs stretching across terrain in which no one ventured.
Soaring, singing, lungs filled with laughter as you scatter a trail of stardust.
For all those who will follow in years to come.