For Your Birthday

You are 10 today. 

The world has held you for a decade. 

I’ll never forget the sound of your first cry,

Or your laugh when you put on your daddy’s clothes.

You fill my camera with selfies and songs that still surprise my feed. 

I sometimes sit in awe at your beautiful face while you process a thought. 

You are: 

determined.

loyal.

compassionate.

funny.

You are more than I could have ever asked for

and yet, you are so much more.

I thank God for you, my very own miracle. 

A gift to me, a gift to daddy, and to the world. 

Always Be:

Bold

Confident 

Humble

Centered 

You are a child of mine, but more important, you are a daughter of the Most High King.

Walk in the knowledge of that Every. Single. Day. 

Including today. 

Your 10th Birthday. 

By

JL McCarthy

August 11, 2020