Sing it Princess-sis Sara!
I remember the first time I saw her. My brother and I were nine and ten and it was late when we had come to my dad and his wife’s house to check out our baby sister. We were soooo excited, giggling and laughing all the way to the cradle. And there she was, sleeping quietly.
Just like the name Sara means princess.
It was magic. I’ve loved her ever since.
I am so sad I can’t be there to congratulate her on her special day. I know how tough the years in school have been. The many and long hours of home work. The family and boyfriend issues. I know because she has shared it all with me.
At her graduation reception she will perform a song on guitar. It’s a thank-you song to us friends and family for being there for her. Especially you Helen, she told me.
I got to hear it through the computer but for a few minutes it felt like I was right there, in front of her, smiling.
In reality, I was in a café with tears of proudness rolling down my cheeks.
The princess has become a queen.
I still remember, I was a child
You grew up so fast, no use trying
To understand, the moments never last
But not so little you are
Tall and proud
You stand out in the crowd
I would give you anything
If I did not know
You had it all, you gave it twice
And returned to me the good advice
Go ahead into the world
Don’t be afraid, falling is how you know
Life will carry you
Wherever you go
No matter the roads you travel
Forget the map, remember,
The compass may be wrong
The only thing important in life
Is listening to your own song