TO MY DAUGHTER

For many months I watched you grow,
There underneath my heart;
Little did I know back then,
How that was only the start.

For what started there as mother and child,
So slowly did evolve;
Into a precious friendship,
Filled with a unique love.

We've shared our gift of laughter,
Our love, our joy, our tears;
But the greatest gift you've given me,
Is just being there through the years.

When the Father placed you in my life,
He knew how the story would end;
You will always be my daughter,
And forever my best friend.

Allison Chambers Coxsey
©1998