In Your Eyes

This is a poem I wrote way back in 2002 when my daughter was only 2 years old. I was reminded of it reading 50 Rules for Dads of Daughters, a truly wonderful post by Michael Mitchell
I wanted to share it with you today and remind myself how fast My Baby Girl is growing up and how I need to slow down and enjoy every minute with her and her brother, AKA The Dude because before my wife Terri and I know it, they’ll be grown up and out of our house. 

In Your Eyes
Copyright ©2002 Steve Olenski

This is for my daughter, whose eyes are the windows to my soul…

In your eyes I see beauty like I have never seen before.
I see brilliant sunsets, the kind you can’t ignore.

I see a future so alive and so bright,
It’s all there, just waiting to take flight.

I see an innocence so pure and so true ,
It’s what makes you so special,
It’s what makes you… you.

I see you growing up way too fast,
I wish you could stay two forever,
I wish these days could last.

I see the teenage years, when you start to date,
I see my hair falling out cause you’re getting home late.

I see you going off to school; and off to learn,
I see you needing my help, you know where to turn.

I see you meeting someone who will make your heart skip a beat,
And the same happens to him. Ain’t it neat?

I see a mature young woman, at your feet lies the world,
But never forget, you’ll always be My Baby Girl. 


I love you,
Daddy

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