offering applause as you dance
capturing your smile for prosperity
as genuine pride washes over us.
We held your hand with passion
dutifully supporting your needs
fighting your battles in our heads
knowing that you’d defeat adversity.
Now, we celebrate your success
laughing together as one
dismissing those fraught moments
knowing that you would succeed.
Love delicately stings our eyes
as we watch how you’ve grown
embracing every moment in unison
giving you our love now and forever.