As I look at you with your eyes as big as the stars
And your smile that makes all the clouds disappear
I want you to know how much I love you.. Now
Because as you grow older there will be days
When you cry when I say “no” to that candy bar
When you will stomp out of the room when I say “you need to study first”
When you hate me when I say “that’s not a safe decision” or “that person isn’t being a good friend”
Other people might want to take my place
And tell you they are more fun
And offer to say yes to everything you ask for
And maybe tell you not to listen to me
That will make me sad.
It will make me hurt, and frustrated.
But I want you to know – now – while you still love me… that I love you.
And I have, and will continue to do my very best for you, no matter what.