Half Birthdays

Twelve years ago

We celebrated your 6-month-old

Birthdays, feeling so proud that

We brought you into this world

And had made it that far without

Really screwing things up.

Fast-forward to now,

And I can’t believe the teenage

Years are coming soon.

You each have grown into

Such beautiful people,

Inside and out.

You both care deeply about

Others and the world around you.

You protect each other with

A fierceness that takes my

Breath away.

I have no doubt that we’ll have

Plenty more adventures

Ahead of us.

Thanks for the privilege of

Guiding you both on a path

Full of love, faith, and hope.

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7 thoughts on “Half Birthdays”

  1. Was very touching. It’s so ironic that I too am amazed at watching my kids grow up into their own; completely refreshing to know that there are others out there that are experiencing similar situations as myself.

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