My sweet girls:
Today I sit here, wondering what I should do. I know that I can't take away your worries or your pain. I can't solve your problems for you. I can only listen with an open heart and open arms. I can give you hugs, kisses, and advice (and ice cream!). I know that you're strong enough to make your way through the world on your own. While I would like to beat the path down for you so that I don't have to see you suffer, I know in my heart of hearts that the path you make yourself will be the best one for you. I may have to watch you struggle, but I will also experience the joy of watching you succeed. This is my promise to you: You will succeed!!! You are too strong, smart, kind, creative and amazing not to. So, keep on keeping on my loves, and know that I'll always be here for you. You are my heart, and I will always be your safe place!
but I would like to wish away your tears.
If only I could remove the pain
that comes with all your worries and fears.
There are a few things that I know are true -
You're strong! You're tough! You will get through
these trials, these tests, these mean, cruel few!
All your experiences will make you YOU.
Your smile is a thing of beauty!
Your kindness shines brighter than the sun!
You have a love that can't be stifled!
You make my life a better one!
If there's one thing you MUST remember -
Life can be tough, but you are too!
You have the talent to succeed,
Just look deep down inside of you!