milestones for you and me.
These special baby firsts
leave the sweetest memories.
Your first day of life you entered
a big world – bright and new.
I discovered life’s great miracle,
and watched my dreams come true.
Your first bath you experienced
warm water and
I enjoyed soft baby skin,
and its sweet heavenly perfume.
With your first smile you responded
to a grown-up’s silly patter.
I realized when you smiled,
all else ceased to matter.
Your first tooth you welcomed
with a grin and happy cheer.
I treasured your new feature
as a prized baby souvenir.
With your first steps you found
independence from my hand.
I learned I’d have to watch you fall,
in order that you stand.
Your first birthday you discovered
your first cake and birthday song.
I discovered your first year,
had too quickly come and gone.