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Miracle

My blessed miracle
today you’re crawling
and I’m on my knees with you.
You’ll touch anything
because your world is so brand new.

Your eyes are so full of wonder
and your innocent light shines through.
Your world’s as big as forever;
my world’s as big as you.

Even now I know

someday your world will outgrow this

and I’ll have to set you free.

I’ll be so proud of you

and I hope you’ll be proud of me.

My joyous miracle
you take your first step
and I’m standing next to you.
You can’t wait to run
because your world’s waiting for you.

Your steps are unsteady and slow
but your strength and courage shine through.
You won’t quit until you’ve made it;
I’ll never quit on you.

Even now I know

someday you’ll want to run from home

and I’ll have to set you free.

I’ll be so proud of you

and I hope you’ll be proud of me.

My precious miracle
you lay in gentle dreams
and I’m dreaming next to you.
You hide next to me
because you know I’ll protect you.

You breathe lightly against my chest;
the softness in your heart shines through.
Your dream’s as sweet as confections;
My dream’s as sweet as you.

Even now I know

someday you’ll have to chase your dreams.

And even now I know

that I’m going to have to set you free.

And I want you to know

I want all of your dreams to come true.

But you can never imagine the sweetest dream

until the sweetest dream comes true.

To feel one soul within another

is a dream that requires two.

And the sweetest dream I never dreamed

is the miracle of you.

-© Howard Slacum

April 6th, 2010

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