I'll be there
I was there to hear your heartbeat.
I was there when they placed you in my arms.
I was there when you cried out in the middle of the night.
I was there to sing you back to sleep.
I was there to see your first smile,
to hear your first giggle,
to feel the touch of your hand on my cheek.
I was there when you took your first step.
I was there to catch you when you fell.
I was there when you blew out your candle,
made your first birthday wish.
I was there when you were sick,
to rock you in my arms,
to rejoice when you were well.
I was there, and I'll be there always.
I'll be there to guide and protect you.
I'll be there to listen and learn.
I 'll be there to see your triumphs,
to hear your challenges,
to feel your disappointment.
I 'll be there to hold your hand on your first day of school.
I'll be there to encourage you,
to calm your fears,
to keep you safe.
I'll be there to walk with you,
to talk with you,
and to let you go.
And I'll be there when the day is done,
to wrap you in a hug.