Today is not a day to be angry at God
Or to mourn the lives we will never lead
It is not a day for asking why
Or avoiding the places we used to go

Today is not a day to fill with distractions
Or to spend pretending all is okay
It is not a day for jealousy
Of fathers and daughters laughing in the sun

Today is to celebrate you
My sweet, perfect, wonderful Moo

Your head on my shoulder

cuddling her favorite person

Your beautiful smile


The good in your heart

Offering her drink

The pride in mine


The love we share


Deeper than any distance


Happy Birthday, Maddie.

November 11th will always be a happy day because it was the day you came to me.