From the moment I took this little one to my breast I knew she was a gift from the heavens above.
My first words to her where ‘Hello my little princess, I am your mother and I love you’.
18 years old today! How did this happen?
My darling little girl is at the edge of the nest, one foot on her path and the other has my heart tightly wrapped around it.
How do I let my self really feel the reality of her being almost gone with out falling apart?
Have I done enough? Truth is, it’s too late now even if I haven’t.
My girl brings me joy and fills my spirit with pride.
She is tough.
She is soft.
She is fierce.
She is kind.
She has a singing voice of an angel, yet a strong and righteous voice of an activist.
Her spirit is of a lioness and her soul has work to do.
My girl is not a girl any longer. My girl is now a woman.
Now you are an adult, I welcome you as not only my daughter but my trusted friend. I will always be here for you with an opened heart, opened mind and opened arms.
May you always have the strength to fight when you need too, and to retreat just the same.
May you always have the gift of freedom and the courage to speak your truth.
May you always have fresh food, water and shelter, love, warmth and laughter.
May your life be kind to you.
Happy eighteenth birthday my love
I love you to the moon and back, keep on going and never stop.