Thursday, August 9, 2012

First Steps

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