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For my daughter – Laura Marilyn,

 

What I want for you—

 

Every. Perfect. Thing.

 

The love of your life that answers to any emptiness,

and vanishes it, dust in the wind.

 

A house that holds your heart to always come safely home to.

 

Children in your lap, looking-up into your eyes

with wonder, trust, and pure love.

 

Arms that wrap around you—wanting nothing

but you.

 

Someone that inspires your dreams, and my hope that you will never give-up on them.

 

Experiences that touch your soul with wonder, and prove there’s something more than what can be seen, touched, or felt…  At the same time, a whish that what you have is always enough!

 

To see the world around you without fear—

 

Dancing. Laughter. Playfulness. Freedom. Kindness.

 

Music, poetry, art, that sings to your soul.

 

Special people around you to nurture, and that they will always appreciate you.

 

Respect abounding.

 

A table your family gathers around, together, with you, sharing stories and food that satisfy hunger, and feed the heart.

 

Christmas joy. Easter Tulips. Summer sunshine.

 

Fall’s crisp and hopeful air with its excitement of new beginnings in vibrant color!

 

Memories that shine—

 

Your parent’s teachings, their immeasurable love for you…a part of everything you become.

 

Wisdom. Prosperity. Excellent Health.

 

Practicality: Enough to keep a solid foundation, but never so much that you forget to take a leap of faith.

 

Worry-free-comfort.

 

Personal expression that enriches people around you, and that fulfills you.

 

Charity. Gratitude.

 

Time enough—

 

Never having to say goodbye to anyone you love.

 

Protection from harm.

 

Some rainy days to allow for you to rest-in and simply be—

 

Feeling pretty! A wardrobe you enjoy.

 

Gifts of love, best friends, a good-good man—

 

The Beach. Sunsets. Sunrises.

 

A comfortable bed. Shoes too!

 

Special family recipes – good bread – good life!

 

Your inner child’s fun spirit, thriving.

 

A journey through this life that you will look back on gratefully without regret.

 

Old age with the one you love.

Grandchildren that make you smile.

A loyal dog, or two…

 

A peaceful place to reflect-upon your day.

 

Prayer. Good Choices. Happy-ever-after answers.

 

A promise—from me, that I will always be with you –

Proud of, confident in, and with an abundance of love for you.

Forever in your heart—for it has lived within my own—

 

And in every lifetime, I shall find you, my child.

 

Your mother, gratefully.

 

Maria Pisciotta-DellaPorte ©2018 All Rights Reserved