Publisher’s Desk Winter 2015

Brianna you are a princess in my heart,
and I care for you so much.
I love the fondness in your eyes
and your tender little touch.

I looked at you when you were born,
and knew then straight away,
that I would be forever here
to watch you grow and play.
And I knew that one day you
would GROW away.
And today is that day.

You bring to me a heart of joy,
and memories so great,
and a powerful sense of
fatherhood that no one can debate.

I watched you sleep and dream of
things that I can only wonder.
That innocent look upon your face
just made my heart grow fonder.

I’d see you run and jump and shout
and calling out my name Daddy,
Daddy as you jumped into my arms.

No love that I have ever known
could ever feel the same.
No suffering or tragedy nor
deeply seated pain
could ever over shadow the
bond that we retain.

And so Brianna my little princess,
before you go to sleep,
before you lie your head next
to your MAN tonight.
Remember I am your daddy
and I am yours to keep.

Congratulations Bree and Vernon
May God bless all your generations.
Love Daddy B and Mama Rose

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Photo by Chet Frohlich