For Giving Grace

Eighteen candles burn so high,
count the smiles years left behind.
Reminisce on how time flies,
connect scenes that tie and bind.

Baby girl, no hair, big bow,
lost her breath and rocked my world.
Toothless laugh, made my heart glow,
fully healed, wore pretty curls.

In her eyes lived each sunrise,
gave me strength, will to survive.
Filled my life with sheer surprise,
every day pushed me to strive.

New beginnings never end,
teen years came to condescend,
battles faded, like old trends,
young adult, daughter, now friend.

As the years keep passing by,
I fill up with immense pride.
Aware she can touch the sky,
her light extends ever wide.

Thankful for love so divine,
her presence is ever bright.
Birthday wishes beam and shine,
future sparkles with delight.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

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  1. In her eyes lived each sunrise,
    gave me strength, will to survive…
    so satisfying to see teenage daughter to see as
    …young adult, daughter, now friend…
    Very well said, Grace! Happy birthday to your daughter πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ’πŸ’

  2. This is gorgeous Grace.. Oh for a mother’s love and your lucky baby girl Now 18 and her proud mama. Happy Birthday to her as she takes flight and continues to rock her dreams and set sail!
    Happy Celebrations! Happy times! πŸ’—πŸŽ‰πŸ₯°

      1. You’re so very welcome. It sure is.. I hope you are savoring every moment my friend!!! Thank you so very much! ❣️ 😘

  3. Mine celebrates hers today. Geminis unknown to each other, much beloved. Belated Happy Birthday to your daughter. πŸ™‚ The poem you wrote for her is lovely. 18 is a big one!

  4. What a beautiful birthday tribute to your daughter, hope her birthday was amazing for you both! πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

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