Newfound Teenage

Today is my oldest girl’s birthday. I dedicate this especially for her to mark the day that she becomes a t-e-e-n-a-g-e-r. And most of us can just about remember what that's like.

Pride and Joy
You will soon be eighteen
My oldest girl
Our daughter and heir
My pride and joy

So before you go through
The teenage gate
I will take the chance
To celebrate

The fun we have had
And the years gone by
The bond we have
And the family tie

And as you enters
Your teenage years
You know I’ll be there
Through your hopes and fears

So this is for you,
A shout from your dad
Enjoy being a teenager
There is fun to be had.

Side by side
Or miles apart,
A daughter like you,
Is always close to the heart.


2 encouragements:

Donna said...

hi there

I stumbled onto your blog after seeing a comment on Shalet's blog "peculiar momma". I could tell from your comments that you live in the pacific NW...(just as I do)...and I am always interested to see what others in my area are up to! The funny thing is I have just come home from a meeting with the principal at my kids school where I told her that we have decided to homeschool our kids. The principal is a very nice lady but she cautioned me against HS...all the usual things came up...socialisation, curriculum etc and so I left the meeting feeling like my husband and I are ruining our kids futures. And then to happen upon your blog and read some of your uplifting HS experiences makes me sure we are doing the right thing. Thanks for the inspiration!

Homeopath said...

Happy birthday to your daughter

True learning-learning that is permanent and useful,that leads to intelligent action and further learning, can arise only out of the experience, interest, and concerns of the learner.
John Holt
Real heroes are men who fall, fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they stayed true to their ideals, beliefs and commitments.
Actor Kevin Costner

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