a poem for my daughter on her ninth birthday

heart acorn
You taught me to stop
and smell the dandelions,
to value toes-in-wet-grass.

You showed me the beauty
in earthworms,
glory in dirt-under-the-nails.

You remind me to forgive and
to seek forgiveness,
to desire redemption-in-hugs.

You, my girl, showed me love
both fierce and sweet,
the Jesus-loves-me-kind.

The world is better
– I am better –
for nine-years-of-you.

Heart

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2 thoughts on “a poem for my daughter on her ninth birthday

  1. Susie I am so glad to have you as my cuz your books are amazing ….I so proud of your accomplishments….. Keep up the great work….. Love ya always!!!!!!

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