A Little Girl
When a mother receives the blessing
of a little girl,
everything begins to change
inside her little world.
From the moment she is born
there are things a little girl knows,
like how to gain attention
and keep everyone on their toes.
When she bats her puppy dog eyes
or gives a piercing shriek,
she lets you know what she wants
long before she can even speak.
She’ll test your will to see if you care
enough to keep her safe,
to teach her right from wrong
and put her in her place.
Her passion for life runs deep
and keeps her brave and strong,
but your love keeps her grounded
and lets her know where she belongs.
At times she’ll say she hates you
and tell you that you’re mean,
but that’s because she feels safe enough
to tell you anything.
Along the way, there are lots of fights
because she’s so much like you.
And you never thought you were that bad a kid
so you may not know what to do.
Just remember she’s still learning
by watching every move you make.
Teach her that no one is perfect
and everyone makes mistakes.
But it’s what you learn from those mistakes,
that determines who you are inside.
At times you have to admit you’re wrong
and swallow your foolish pride.
It’s a long and exciting journey
raising a little girl.
You do everything to keep her safe
in this suddenly- scary world.
In the end what really matters
is that you always try your best
to teach her that she’s special
and should never settle for less!