Tonight I am putting my 5 year old to bed. Tomorrow she shall be six.
How did that happen?
Mammy’s Wee Jewel.
Sparkling and shiny but tougher than stone
You entered our world with a mind of your own.
We wondered what all of the fuss was about,
But quickly learned that we could not live without
Your laughter and giggles, your glistening blue eyes,
Your mischief and wonder and oh what a smile.
So kind and so clever, you feel everything
A sensitive soul who would do anything
To make us all happy, the perfect big sis,
You showed us what love was from the very first kiss
That I planted so gently on the bridge of your nose,
And tickled your belly and massaged your toes.
And while we have rows and sometimes things go wrong
A part of me loves that you’re so darn headstrong
Because while you are sensitive and nervous and scared,
You’re also determined and stubborn and fair.
You’re clever and kind and your singing is sweet
And a beautiful dancer, so light on your feet.
You are my wee Darling, My own Mini-Me
And I’m proud of the wonderful girl that I see
Growing up right in front of me so very fast
And time may keep passing, but my love for you lasts
Beyond every worry and tantrum and rule
Because you’ll always be Mammy’s most precious wee jewel.
Happy Birthday Darling.