Tag Archives: daughter

Arianna

My beautiful, beautiful Arianna with your golden hair
and the intrinsic ability to care so deeply for others,
even when they are unaware,
your beauty that is so beyond skin deep
it is a deep well of feeling and emotion and energy
that makes you weep
your beautiful tears that are shed for the horse in Spirit
or the homeless man on the street
that wants to give up your last dollar to give that sad man a bite to eat.
Will you be crushed under the mountain of feelings that surround you
or will you use them, convert them into energy for good,
I know you’d save the world from all its injustices if you could
Even as you sit and eat your frozen yogurt or sip your starbucks latte,
laugh and giggle over vine videos and other random things that are blasé
I know your empathy never seizes,
even when you roll your eyes at me, act out in typical teenage fashion
I know that mundane, materialist things will never be your passion.
You have a heart of gold my beautiful girl
and with everything that I am there is one thing that I swear,
I will do all in my power to help all your dreams come true
so some day you can soar
world …. beware!

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Emma

They say you look like me,

but when I look at you I don’t see me – other than in the shape of your eyes

but even the color is usually green  – a color that has never been in my eyes.

I look at you and I see so much beauty,

such strength, confidence, wisdom and knowledge

in you I see hope and curiosity and endless possibility,

things I don’t recall ever having myself.

I look at you and I see fearlessness,

stubbornness, a willingness to look at the world as half-full.

I see so many things I hope you hold onto,

so many attributes I hope I am able to help you nurture

numerous qualities that I hope burn stronger with time

and are not quenched or broken by others’ negativity.

I look at you and it raises the question of nature vs. nurture,

yes, my being your mother has likely influenced you in some way

but so much of you seems so innate –

it seems you could have been raised by the Amish or by wolves,

and you would still be amazing, silly, resilient, stubborn, optimistic Emma.