I remember your first steps
nervously I watched you stumble along
and catch you when you'd take a fall
It was a time of great joy
you were starting to make your own way
the start of your life's journey...
I realized then we take many first steps
your staggering along were also first steps for me
one of the many I'd already taken
Daughter, wife, mother and more
along a path of many forks....
Taking many first steps in new directions,
where I'd occasionally fall..
and when I did....
I'd remember your first steps and falls,
and how you'd just get back up,
and try again, with a little smile