For my birthday back in 2013 my dad wrote me a poem. I celebrated my birthday a week before I moved to London and it would be the last one we celebrated together for two years.
You are a Princess in both our beating hearts,
We care for you so much,
We love the fondness in your eyes,
And the tenderness of your touch.
We looked at you when you were born,
And we knew straight away.
That we would be forever here,
To watch you grow and play.
You bring to us a heart of joy,
And memories so great,
As well as a powerful sense,
Of parenthood no one else can debate.
We have watched you sleep and dream,
Of things we can only wonder,
That innocent look upon your face,
Just makes our hearts grow fonder.
We have seen you run and jump,
And call out our names,
No love that we have ever known,
Could ever feel the same,
No distance, no country or even pouring rain,
Can ever over shadow the bond,
that we retain.
And when you travel across the world,
Remember all of us and keep in touch,
To share your travels and experiences too.
And so my Princess before you go to sleep,
Remember all of us,
As we are all yours to keep.
Love Dad xxxx