Smiles for my daughter

Smiles for my daughter

I smile for my daughter because her brows would frown if they thought I was sad.

I smile for my daughter to extinguish tears whenever molehills sprout into mountains.

I smile for my daughter in support of daughters facing abuse and discrimination.

I smile for my daughter to plant ladders for her to climb and remember that she can tame the sky.

I smile for my daughter to silence invisible giant monsters that try to steal sleep from her eyes.

I smile for my daughter who showers me with hugs, kisses and I love yous, just because.

I smile for my daughter when she studies my words for life-lessons in confidence and self-belief.

I smile for my daughter because her smiles are reflected in the mirror my face has become.

I smile for my daughter who scours my behaviour for emotional reference points.

I smile for my daughter to remind myself that childhood lasts a lifetime.

I smile for my daughter to encourage her smiles to smile longer and bring smiles to her heart.

I smile for my daughter to assure her my love is unconditional and will always stand by her.

I smile for my daughter to remind her that even in adversity she is the master of her face.

I smile for my daughter just because…

5 thoughts on “Smiles for my daughter”

  1. Sebastian Moonjely

    Thank you.. how beautifully penned and narrated. So touching and honest….. More love and power to our daughters!!

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