Forever Young

And may sunshine and happiness
surround you when you’re far from home
And may you grow to be proud
Dignified and true
And do unto others
As you’d have done to you
Be courageous and be brave
And in my heart you’ll always stay
Forever Young, Forever Young~ Rod Stewart, Forever Young

Eldest has a birthday today. It was kind of surreal last week as I was at the hospital where she was born. The place has become so big I didn’t recognize anything. Time is funny like that. You forget details even though you remember the event.

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I remember Eldest as a baby. The time she ate too many carrots and sweet potatoes. She turned orange and I thought it was jaundice. Frilly outfits. Her first “dance” in the living room. The curly hair. Oh, the curly hair.

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For a time, Eldest showed no fear….

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But she remained refined….

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I’m so very proud of her. In a few short weeks, she will embark upon the next stage of her life. I’m struggling with the words to say how grateful I am that she still calls me to talk about her day. I’ll receive a text asking a question or telling me what’s going on. I see a social media post that makes me smile.

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And when you finally fly away
I’ll be hoping that I served you well
For all the wisdom of a lifetime
No one can ever tell

But whatever road you choose
I’m right behind you, win or lose
Forever Young, Forever Young~ Rod Stewart, Forever Young

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