“The things I remember most:
The small size of your hand as I held it in mine;
How you gazed in wonder at things I had long since taken for-granted;
The simple joys you gave my heart whenever you would smile;
How your eyes would light up when you were happy;
How you could crush my heart and soul with your tears;
The way you always wanted to spend time with me, (back before your life got so busy);
How you believed I really could do anything, and that I really did know the answers to every question;
The absolute trust and faith you had in me to know what was best for you.
But you are all grown up now;
Those times are far behind us;
Yet the weight of them draws me down into such sadness for the days gone by that cannot be lived again;
And at the same time gives me hope for the future memories you and your baby will someday share;
I will always miss the way your little face once looked up at mine, with all the love and trust in the world;
I will always long for the times when you still felt like you needed me, and I could be your hero;
But I will always love you more than anything in this world, and it will grow with each passing day;
These things I remember most will never fade away with time;
They live forever in my heart.
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