Growing Up Poem

A mother watches with pride as her child spreads her wings.

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My grandchild, celebrates her first birthday on November 10th and her mother and my son, have put their heart and soul into raising her and I thought that this time last year they were preparing …

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© Heather J. Wiswell

Published: Feb 2006

Wings To Fly



You came to me on a sunny November day.
You were so precious to hold in my arms to stay.
At first it was hard, you would hurt and cry.
I loved you so much, you touched my heart inside.
You are growing bigger every day.
I know I must let you walk away.
Down in my heart from here to the sky.
You are taking steps with wings to fly.
I am so proud of all that you are.
You will always be my shining star.
Your first day of Kindergarten is finally here.
I know you are excited that is perfectly clear.
Mommy will walk with you and kiss you goodbye.
Spread your wings precious girl it's time to fly.

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  • by Anne, Plymouth
  • 11/5/2014

My grandchild, celebrates her first birthday on November 10th and her mother and my son, have put their heart and soul into raising her and I thought that this time last year they were preparing her nest and this year by preparing a family and friends enchanted fairy party for us all that they are preparing for her to spread her wings and fly in a fairytale way. I am so proud of them both and thankful for their gift of a beautiful angel into our lives and this is how I happened upon this poem.

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  • by Rosiland
  • May 2009

I was looking for the perfect poem to share with my daughter for her first big step into life, kindergarten. This poem touched me and said exactly what I felt in my heart.

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