Dedicated to my daughter, my precious, who will be turning four in November
Did you know that when you were about to come into this world, your mother gave me a call?
So I had to travel some distance to meet you at the hospital
How could I describe the emotions I felt when I saw you for the first time?
I realised that you were another part of me, I wanted to sit and stare at you for all time
Have I told you?
You were so lively, you kicked and punched and stuck your thumb into your mouth, true
How did you acquire speech so quickly?
You were not even one, the words came out coherently
Do you know that you impressed me so when you took your first step?
I’ve never stopped boasting you did it by yourself, those first steps
Were you not born just yesterday?
You are growing up real quick, you make me wanna cry
Did I hear correctly you are talking about school already?
Your first day at school will be my day off from work, surely
You are four now, on your first day at school
I will walk with you to school and wait outside for you until your first day ends at school
And we will walk back home together, you and me