Love Poem For My Daughter Kate
Poem for Kate
It doesn't seem possible to me that my youngest, my beautiful baby girl, turned 30 this week. I guess that makes me about 41 - oh I wish! It was such a ride raising all of our kids. I truly wish I could go back in time and do it all over again....leaving out the hard parts of course.
Back when we were first married, we didn't think about 'family planning' - we just planned to have a family! Much to our surprise, within a few short years we had 2 boys and I was the ripe old age of 24 when Pat was born. When we discovered Patrick's birth defect and how severe it was, we were 'supposed' to not have any more children.
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I can only thank the heavens and all the powers that be that we hadn't quite made up our mind just yet and lo and behold, I was pregnant again. It was a pregnancy that kept me on pins and needles in many respects but then the result - to coin one of my favorite words - priceless!
The gift I was given that day surpasses all others and although the boys were extra special too and I was so grateful for them, coming through the fire with Kate solidified our lives together somehow and made it all the more healing, all the more magical. Life was never the same for us when we met Katie!
To be a mom has been my treasured pleasure and all the gifts in the world could not mean more to me than having my children. Having my daughter - now that was truly the icing on the cake!
My Katie Girl
A mere thirty years ago this day
My heart took flight - I was swept away
Afraid to hope but not wanting to fear
I couldn’t wait for my babe to appear
I always say it was love at first sight
You were the outcome of my plight
Kicking and squalling you burst into view
Somehow denoting you had much to do
I looked down at you through tears of joy
Even better for me – you weren’t a boy!
What luck did I have to receive this prize
Also knowing you had 2 perfect eyes
Words can never express what we felt
To feel such joy, have our hearts melt
Daddy’s little girl, mom’s little doll
You brought us joy and kept us in thrall
Blessings you’ve brought have been numerous
Though not every moment has been humorous
You taught us much and gave us such pleasure
These 30 years has become our treasure
Where would I be without Katie days
Surely I’d be in a befuddled haze
With you came wonder and adventures
So much to learn, many new ventures
I can attest in parenting each day’s a ride
With you, Kate, we’ve been filled with pride
Always knowing just what you wanted
Even in bad times, you went undaunted
Your life has seen strife and much passion
But you’ve emerged in remarkably poised fashion
What would a “perfect” daughter possess
Without a doubt you are her with finess
It seems only yesterday to me
I held my pink little bundle so happily
Though it pains me time passed by so fast
It’s a a blessing to see love bloom and last
A most beautiful part of your father and me
I’ll treasure our moments until eternity
The future holds much to see and do
We watch to see where life takes you
Grateful we both are for our little girl
The oyster containing a beautiful pearl
What a priceless gift we received that day
Making 30 years seem like yesterday
We may not know what your future will hold
But be assured we’ll happily watch it unfold
Blessings sometimes come out of the blue
We believe that when we think of you
Happy birthday, Kate and many more
You are the daughter that we adore
Hoping you prosper and have all that you need
Happiness, memories and true love indeed
Know that we were here- right from the start
You will always and forever have our heart
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