She Changed My Life

Fast Asleep

my daughter sleeping next to her teddy bear

She changed my life…

When she wrapped her my her little fingers around my thumb,
I was awestruck, left speechless & dumb

When she looked up at me from the nook of my arm,
I was enchanted by her innocent charm

When I looked down on her she captured my heart,
And I knew that this moment was just the start

In just meeting this baby girl my life has been impacted – it will never be the same,
The light of her eyes has forever brightened my life candle’s flame,

I want to do what is best for her in times to come
She deserves all the love I have to give and them some,

It strengthened a bond between a husband and a wife,
Just being born, she changed my life


It Is What It Is

Some people have their whole lives mapped out;
I’m not one of them,
I don’t have a life plan

I don’t know what I’m doing tomorrow, let alone 5 years from now,
Plans for retirement?
I’m just planning to work as long as I can

I have no desire to be rich,
I just want to be able to provide for my family,
Anything extra would go to those less fortunate

My life is what it is,
Each day I’m changing more into the man I want to be,
Although my past wasn’t that great

Don’t judge me on my past mistakes,
Or by who I am today,
Take a look at my heart, and see the me I want to be

Life’s not easy for anyone,
We each have our own struggles,
But it’s through overcoming that you can truly be free