Twenty-one today, how can that be?
Seems only yesterday, you were just three
Bossy at times, so sassy and sweet
A perfect description, your Dad would agree
Today all grown up-compassionate and strong
Advocating for special needs, desiring all to belong
Embracing the future, choosing hope in the world you see
A beautiful young woman standing in front of me
Today I remember your blue eyes and curls
Treasuring sweet times with my sassy little girl
Remembering the past but not lingering too long
Learning from you what it means to be strong
Letting go while holding on is where I find myself
Cherishing the pictures which sit on my shelf
So thankful I’m your mom and you’re my sweet girl
Happy Birthday, Dear Rachel! Today is all yours!