Thursday, August 31, 2006

Poetry Thursday - "To My Daughter"

This weeks prompt encouraged us to pick a favorite poem and keep it with you through out the week. I kept to the theme in a round about way because the poem I chose was in my heart as I watched my last daughter get married. I've been editing the pictures all week seeing her face shine in joy. I chose this poem because it was in my heart but not in my pocket :)

I looked at you today
and saw the same beautiful eyes
that looked at me with love
when you were a baby
I looked at you today
and saw the same beautiful mouth
that made me cry when you first smiled at me
when you were a baby
It was not long ago
that I held you in my arms
long after you fell asleep
and I just kept rocking you
all night long
I looked at you today
and saw my beautiful daughter
no longer a baby
but a beautiful person
with a full range of emotions and feelings
and ideas and goals
Every day is exciting
as I continue to watch you grow
And I want you to always know that
in good and in bad times
I will love you
and that no matter what you do
or how you think
or what you say
you can depend on
my support, guidance
friendship and love
every minute of every day
I love being your mother

By Susan Polis Schutz

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Amber said...

What a lovely poem from mommy to daughter. She just looked beautiful, Tammy! You must have been so proud. :)


DEREK said...

you two looked beautiful. Wish I were there captured the beauty. That poem is beautiful, you look so happy.

Paul Decelles said...

The poem does a nice job of capturing what you must have been feeling. I assume you shared this with your daughter. You are both lovely by the way!

paris parfait said...

Gorgeous photo and a lovely poem. Thanks for sharing both. xo

acumamakiki said...

That is gorgeous, both the words and the photo. It is amazing to be a mama isn't it??

Colorsonmymind said...

This is so heartful and touching-it brought tears to my eyes just being able to feel the love you have for her by reading this poem.

Love to you

Jemima said...

It is terrifying how quickly they stop being babies. Glad to know I'm not the only confused Mama, scratching her head in amazement at the independent woman who is revealed day by day.

Star said...

Beautiful words that you will carry around always I think.

Susannah said...

oh that made me cry. it's the last line... beautiful Tammy, thank you. x

RavenGrrl said...

Tammy ... ahh, this conveys your love and connection with your daughter -- and indirectly, what a wonderful mother you must be for all your children. She is beautiful! Your daughter has so much of you in her face, in the way she stands, the tilt of her shoulders. What a beautiful tribute to the connection you have with her. She's a lucky young woman. :)

Jessie said...

Look how the two of you have the same smile and the same tilt of the head.

Becca said...

As I wipe away my tears, I think of my own children, and of course, of my own mother, who loves me just this way :) Thanks for warming my heart, as you always do!

GreenishLady said...

two beautiful women on a wonderfully happy-looking day! Congratulations to you all.

betty said...

she looks absolutely radiant; so much in love! You must be soo proud of her!

thanks for sharing that special poem :)

Endment said...

As I read the comments - I find it difficult to think of something fresh and meaningful to say -- guess I can simply echo the rest and say thank you lovely photo, lovely people, lovely poem

Deb R said...

What a beautiful poem and photo!

Helen said...

Such a lovely poem and it says it appropiate with us Mothers that have Daughters. What a beautiful daughter you have and you can be so proud!

Kamsin said...

Beautiful daughter. Beautiful mum. Beautiful poem. Beautiful post!

rachel said...

Your words are stunningly lovely. Thank you for such a gorgeous poem Tammy

Chris said...

Your daughter is gorgeous!

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Berlinbound said...

And so it is ... so quickly tonight is yesterday.

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