Friday, May 09, 2014

Number Two's Birthday

Far, far away...
Indeed across a whole ocean,
There is a young woman.

She is so beautiful, 
And in her heart there is also beauty.
Beauty made of pure love:
Love for her husband,
For her young sisters, her dad,
Her students, 
For all of life. 

She's so far away,
And yet today she is close,
In my mind. A curly-hair child,
A talented young artist,
A determined teenager.

Her presence now so rare,
So missed.

I have a daughter so far away,
And today she is in my heart.

I've learned long ago to live with painful distance 
But learning to live with it, 
Even if it makes me strong,
Is everyday-pain.

I want to tell her,
Be happy.
Keep filling your heart with Love,
Be courageous,
Bold, strong, humble,
Beautiful in every way. 

Happy Birthday far-away daughter.
My beautiful, curly-hair,
Determined,
Strong and loving first-daughter.

May Life bring you,
Among its inevitable, many sorrows,
The Love-rewards that make it oh so beautiful. 

I love you,
God keep you. 




5 comments:

gmh said...

Parabens, minha filha querida!

A poema linda, minha eposa querida!

gmh said...

Or perhaps:

Seu poema eh lindo, minha mulherzinha!

Nichole @ Yackity Shmackity said...

Ana, this made me cry! Beautiful and hbd to C!

Claudia Braga-Henebry said...

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Thanks mom.

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Claudia Braga-Henebry said...

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Thanks mom.

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