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My little rosebud...
Years have flown before my eyes,
You are a full fledged rose now.
As you change your name today,
Embark on this lifelong journey,
May I bestow you with my wisdom?
Entrust you with my knowledge?
Explain what commitment means...
As time presses on,
You will become aware,
Life isn't always sunshine,
The colors of the rainbow fade.
Tests appear in many forms.
There are going to be days,
You will have to dig deep down,
For courage, you must be ready!
Listen, not just to what he says,
But rather what he doesn't,
The eyes never lie.
Be his peace,pillar of strength.
The tongue can be a vicious sword;
Think twice before you speak,
Once it is spoken,
You can't take it back.
Children are a blessing;
Rear them to the best of your ability.
Don't confuse the two roles,
An art you must master!
And you will in time.
Family is everything;
Make good memories -
For they never fade away.
Lastly, my darling rose,
Let no man or tribulation put asunder,
What God has joined together.
Remember your vows, more on bad days.
Life has its trials,
But it is meant to be lived.
Years from now,
Share your wisdom as well.
- Grandma X X X
P.s - I left the pearl earrings in your jewel box;
They're yours now...
(c) Monica St Hillaire , 2019