Wow…. I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that my daughter is ten years old! When did that happen? Where did the past ten years go? I have had some of the best moments of my life these past ten years and it all started with her.
You have surprised us in so many ways dear Samantha. From the start you made us smile and have brought so much joy and laughter into our lives.
Seven year old Sam was all about having a good time, singing and dancing your little heart out! You grew a lot in school, and earned quite a few different awards in school from Gold Medal in the Reading Olympics to moving to 5th District in the Reflections Program!
Eight year old Samantha enjoyed playing with her sister. Sarah was the person you played with the most. Second grade had a lot more challenges for you but your free spirit made it easier for you to deal with any challenges. You learned what it was like to loose a friend and to be the bigger person.
When you turned 9 you became a big sister again! You have grown so much this past year, into a beautiful and fun young girl. You grew a love for Hip Hop! It’s fun watching you dance and sing
Thank you for giving me ten amazing years Samantha. I look forward for the next ten with you… but can you promise me to not give me too much grief as you become a teenager?
As I Watch You Grow
As you grow into what you will be.
You came from within, from just beneath my heart
it’s there you’ll always be though your own life will now start.
You’re growing so fast it sends me awhirl,
With misty eyes I ask, Where’s my little girl?
I know sometimes to you I seem harsh and so unfair,
But one day you will see, I taught you well because I care.
The next few years will so quickly fly,
With laughter and joy, mixed with a few tears to cry.
As you begin your growth to womanhood, this fact you must know,
You’ll always be my source of pride, no matter where you go.
You must stand up tall and proud, within you feel no fear,
For all you dreams and goals, sit before you very near.
With god’s love in your heart and the world by its tail,
You’ll always be my winner, and victory will prevail.
For you this poem was written, with help from above,
To tell you in a rhythm of your Mother’s heartfelt Love!