Your Little Girl Is Growing Up
Your little girl is growing up.
Have you noticed it yet?
She's losing her little girl innocence.
She's like a stranger you've never met.
Sometimes she still giggles and plays
Like the little girl she's been.
Then she turns into someone new,
And you wish she'd turn back again.
She "hates" everything one day,
Then "loves" it all the next.
Her mood swings from angry to happy,
And everything is all fixed.
First she wants to wear jeans
And be your baby today.
Then she wants to wear make-up,
And tells you to go away.
It's all part of growing up,
So enjoy it while you can.
For too soon she'll be a teenager
And then change into a woman.
The only way to keep her close to you,
And you will if you are smart,
Is to cherish each moment of each day
And store them in your heart.
Then when this precious little girl
Is just a memory,
You can reach within your heart
Where you still can see
All the wonders you have saved
For such a time as this
When you wish you could find
That precious little girl
To give her a hug and kiss!
Faith L. Derickson