Where does the time go?

Exactly 13 years ago, she came into this world.  She was quick to come out and greet the world with her tiny cries and rosy cheeks.  The youngest of the three, and yet, the longest and heaviest at birth.  Daddy was the first to hold her, look into her eyes, and fall in love with this little girl.

The icing on the cake

Quick to come

tiny cries

rosy cheeks

all dressed in pink.

In daddy’s arms

warm and safe

a new love born,

the icing on the family cake.

13 years have come and gone,

the baby toys have disappeared,

and her room has changed.

She can’t be carried in our arms

but she can curl beside us

in our bed

and look up with the eyes we met on her birthday.

She is still the icing on the cake.

Happy Birthday, Maddie!

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