a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sweet Child of Mine...

She's got a smile that it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything was as fresh
 as the bright blue sky.
Now and then when I see her face
She takes me away to that special place
and if I stare too long,
 I'd probably break down and cry.
She's got eyes of the bluest skies
 as if they thought of rain
I'd hate to look into those eyes
 and see an ounce of pain.
Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place
Where as a child I'd hide
and pray for the thunder and the rain
to quietly pass me by.
Well, her eyes aren't blue but they're beautiful...
this sweet child of mine!!!
Her heart is as big as the universe.

I wish all the words above were mine but, alas,
Guns N Roses sang them first.

Happy Birthday, Melissa!!!
May this be the best year ever.
I love you.


A Quiet Corner said...

What a great Birthday wish and memory rolled into one, Gail! ...:)JP

Country Gal said...

A lovely post and photos ! Happy Birthday Melissa !

Nora said...

What a lovely post and birthday wish straight from the heart. Happy birthday, Melissa. Congratulations to you too, Gail.

LindaG said...

Happy Birthday, Melissa!

Hope you all have a great day, Gail. ♥

Nezzy said...

I see ya got an "Appetite for Destruction". That's the album released, August 17, 1988 which supported this wonderful song.

Woohoo, what a great tune to dedicate a tribute to your beautiful daughter.

Let me send her one of my great big shout~outs.........


It's obvious you have your Mama's big heart!

God bless ya sweet Gail and have a blast celebratin' your sweet, sweet daughter!!! :o)

Barbara said...

Great memories, I too remember how I used to look into the eyes of my children, and think how innocent and clear from life they are. Happy Birthday Melissa have a great day and be blessed.

TexWisGirl said...

so sweet. :)

Marti said...

Happy birthday to your girl, and a happy day to you.

Dreaming said...

What a great tribute! Happy Birthday to Melissa and happy memories to you!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Happy Birthday Melissa! :)

Sue said...

So, so beautiful...and brought a tear to my eye, too. Because it reminded me of my own daughter, who does have blue eyes...and whose heart, also, is as big as the universe.

Thanks, and happy birthday to your Melissa!


Pat said...

Happy Birthday, Melissa! I just love those photos! Priceless!

Amin said...

Happy Birthday!!!

EmptyNester said...

I hope she had the best birthday ever! I remember when our oldest went off to college and she would come home for a visit. All was great until she left. All I could see when she walked back to her car was my little two year old. :)

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