I like the way you walk beside me

While we work and laugh and play

My friend who never will forget me

Not even when I’m old and gray.

I love the way you think and ponder

The way you watch carefully

Learning what e’er you can discover

So you can do it perfectly.

No matter what you set your mind to

I’ve no doubt that you’ll succeed

For observation is your best tool

You wield it with an expertise!

So count me in on your adventures,

Your stories, paintings and songs

My admiration just keeps growing

For you, sweet girl—my own dear Song!

water color girl portrait