Today is my beautiful daughter Millie’s 21st birthday. We will be having a ‘bit of a do’ later in the form of a gathering of friends and family for a meal. I have written a poem just for her to celebrate the occasion. Here it is….
Our Journey Together
Twenty-one years!? Where have they flown?
As I sit here remembering just how much you’ve grown.
That perfect pink baby with the cute button nose,
So safe in my arms with your pearly-tipped toes.
So quiet at three with a mind of your own,
Dressed up as Mary in your blue homemade gown.
Your little hand in mine on that first walk to school.
I was so proud, and you were so small!
Netball team, choir, Nativity and ‘Grease’,
Such a good student, so willing to please.
Time raced on and secondary school came.
Once we’d moved to MK you were never the same.
Out of your shell, blossoming fast,
Determined and driven, not one to be last.
GCSE’s, ‘A’ levels, great results all.
So many proud moments, I felt six feet tall.
Prom day, so gorgeous in your dress bought by Jim.
“You look beautiful Chuck!” that would have been him.
Straight into employment with barely a pause,
There was just no holding you back anymore.
NVQ, driving, the list carries on.
Woodlands has bagged themselves a good’un.
So here we are at twenty-one years,
They’ve filled me with happiness, laughter and tears.
Such a wonderful journey we’ve had you and I.
When I look at you now you make my heart fly.
A blessing to many with the love that you show,
A warm heart so giving, a pleasure to know.
I don’t hold your hand in the street anymore,
But my love’s always with you, be very sure.
And always remember if ever you falter,
Our hearts are entwined as Mother and Daughter.
14th September, 2013
With all my love