Monday, May 25, 2009

Of Yearbook Poems and Senior Portraits

Remember when I blogged about being pushed to put in a yearbook ad for Sis at the very last minute and decided it would be a fantastic idea to write a poem (even though it was 10:30 at night, I was exhausted and I don't write poetry?) Well, the poem has finally been released to the public via Sis's yearbook. Here it is at long last (with senior portrait goodness thanks to Sis's Aunt Karen of Sierra Springs Photography who is amazingly talented):

How'd you become so weird, so sassy, so wild?

How'd you become outgoing, opinionated and so confident a child?

How'd you become a grown up instead of a girl?

How'd it happen that the years flew by in a whirl?

The answers it seems, only you know,

So smart, so bright so ready to go.

I look for my little girl, but I am too slow,

You're already on to the next act of your show.

Time watching you grow has been cherished time spent,

I've sat back and admired your spunk and your talent.

Away you go, your own life to make,

Just remember a piece of my heart you will take.

I guess I didn't embarrass her too much. The day she got her yearbook, she texted me at work to say, " Thanks for the wonderful ad! I love you!" and then I texted back something sappy and we both got teary eyed.
One would think this whole graduation thing would get easier with each kid. It doesn't. Not in my case anyway.


Momza said...

Oh Moody, what a sweet lovely mother heart you have...that was just perfect. I feel the same way.

Rose said...

That is just beautiful! And so is your daughter. You should make a copy and frame it on your wall.

Magirk said...

Awesome. :-)

I thought that was a delightful, thoughtful poem that seems to capture ALL of the emotions and thoughts for such an occasion. Something for you both to cherish forever.

She's a beautiful young woman! Congratulations and best wishes to her for this thrilling time of life! ;-)

And best wishes to you too. I can't imagine sending my children off into the world, but I guess I have a few more years left! Haha! ;-D

Good job. :-)

Shimmy Mom said...

What do you mean you don't write poetry? That was beautiful. Good job Mom!

Holly said...

Beautiful poem for a beautiful daughter. What a treasure.

Rick O'Shay said...

You're right Aunt Karen is a great photographer. You have a beautiful daughter they do grow up fast. My grand daughter will graduate this year.

Oh yeah, your words were beautiful as well but as far as poets go - I wouldn't count on that putting food on the table. Just call me Simon.
The first line was great though. I think I better shut up before I make you mad.

I have nothing new on my blog so don't bother.

Wendyburd1 said...

Beautiful pics, but do not worry my sister is a Mormon bellydancer so you are not alone!