Daughter - Poem by Jessica Kelly
She is all that I ever wanted, but never knew I did, you know? Her eyes, her smile, her chubby cheeks and baby laughs... all so fun and unblemished. Her eyes see so clear - no one is ugly or old or fat. Her ears cannot decipher the bad words from the good. Her smile is never forced or fake. Her laughter is natural and beautiful and so small, but so big!
Her undying determination to conquer the biggest obstacles in her path is so refreshing, so inspiring. Of course, her biggest obstacles are figuring out how she will pull herself up on the couch, and how she can stand without holding on to my jeans. But she figures it out... and it is so amazing!
She has a yearning to learn and thrive and LIVE... a desire that dwindles as age increases. She is young and fresh and innocent and angelic. She can do no wrong, at least not yet.
She loves people, and sees them only as bigger than she... not as obese or zit-faced, not as ugly or pretty, old or young, smart or ignorant... just people.
I admire her more every day. She is my biggest accomplishment, and yet my biggest fan. I grew her, I gave her life... but she did more than that for me. She gave me life that I did not know existed. I have grown more because of her than I have ever grown before. She makes me happy, she makes me want to be better. She makes me want nothing but peace and laughter and sunshine.... and she is only seven months old.
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