Defined footprints mark the sand.
Fresh pebbles await your next move.
A path unfolds, one you will make your own.
A journey you have only begun.
I watch as you, ever so lightly, travel away from me.
You devour your independence,
Making your opinions known.
You have your own voice,
One you proudly make known.
Your heart if full of love. It is full of innocence.
I treasure your spirit, your confidence, your joy.
There are memories that will remain etched in your mind forever.
There are others you will long to be washed far, far away.
Each second of your journey will mold you into the person you will become.
Some will make you laugh, while others will make you weep.
Savor each one,
they are all necessary.
You have started to make your mark, to leave your imprint on the world, to wander
freely and aimlessly, to navigate your own way.
But remember, my sweet girl,
wherever your footprints lead you, I will always be
by your side.
In your heart.
In your soul.
I will travel with you always.