Tiny hands around my thumb
Sleepy eyes shut fast
Little heart that’s captured mine
Can’t believe you’re here at last.
You’ve grown so much
Just while I slept.
Great big eyes
The world’s a mystery
You’re peeling away the disguise.
One morning you wake up
And it seems that nothing has changed
But you keep on growing
As you begin to grasp how life is strange.
Did I just blink?
Where did my baby go?
I’m staring up into the eyes
Of my child full and grown.
The hardest part
Is saying goodbye
This is where you spread your wings
This is when you leap and fly.
It’s a mystery how the years slide by
One joyful moment after the last
On my knees, I start to cry
But the tears are joy for the lives God’s blessed.
My hairs are turning gray
My eyes are dim, my hands are thin
I’m slowly fading away.