One day I held you in my hand, so tiny, so perfect.
I looked into your deep blue eyes; pondering your future.
One day I rocked you, first yawning, and soon sleeping.
I watched you breathe lightly; a smile on my face.
One day I dressed you, without your mom’s help.
I watched you play, wearing mismatched clothes, throughout the day.
One day I dropped you off at school, over-sized backpack bouncing along.
I kissed you goodbye, and made sure you were safe.
One day I danced with you at a daddy-daughter dance.
I gave you your space, to dance with your friends.
One day I helped you with your homework, and no it can only be your own words.
I smiled as you thought, and smiled as you learned.
One day I dropped you off, with some friends at a football game.
I parked nearby, nearly all night, just in case you needed me.
One day I saw young lady, all dressed up in a beautiful dress.
I snapped pictures then watched, waited, worried and prayed.
Today, I see you, my heart full of emotion.
I love you.