That's Life

by Terri Lyn Stanfield

I loved you when you were just a distant dream
When thoughts of you were just hope, unfulfilled
And the day you became reality
I thought my heart would burst with the love I felt
I've watched you grow with maternal pride
And not one time did you give me heartache
You've been the one, true joy in all my life
Together we've weathered life's ups and downs
And somehow, emerged, for the most part, unscathed
Just as I was proud of the boy you were
I am, oh so proud of the man you've become
Full of honor, integrity, compassion
A gentleman in a time of ill-manners
Soon the time will come for me to step aside
As some young lady steals your heart away
And your dreams are made real, and placed in your arms
And the cycle will start all over again

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