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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Caroline, today you are three.

"I guess that I can hold you one more time before you grow.
And tell you that I love you so that you will always know.

Please let me tie your shoe again. 
One day you'll tie your own.
And when you think back to this time I hope it's love I've shown.

Can I help you put your coat on? 
Can I please cut up your meat?
Can I pull you in the wagon? 
Can I pick you up a treat?

One day you just might care for me so let me care for you.
I want to be a part of every little thing you do.

Tonight could I please wash your hair?
Can I put toys in your bath?
Can I help you count your small ten toes before I teach you math?

Let's take another space ship ride up to the planet Zoor,
before our cardboard rocket ship doesn't fit us anymore.

Please let me help you up the hill, while you're still too small to climb.
And let me read you stories while you're young and have the time.

I know the day will come when you will do these things alone.
Will you recall the shoulder rides and all the balls that we have thrown?

So will you let me carry you?
One day you'll walk alone.

I cannot bear to miss one day from now until you're grown.

(poem by Brad Anderson)


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