her life was the beginning of mine

by Misty Dawn

she was three . . . & shaping my heart.

like her nail polish always seemed to do.

chip away.

into little hearts.

I loved her so much.

she was silly.

easy to love.

& good.

she turns twelve today.

still silly, easy to love & good.

still with little hearts on her little nails.

& still shaping my heart. 

chiseling my course.

& chipping away the unnecessary.

thank you God for this girl.  for this gift.  for this love.  for this chance.  for this purpose.

without her, I may not have known You.