I find myself struggling to raise you
I find you are going through your growing pains
And I pray for growth through the pain
At times we smile and laugh
Reminisce when your small hands once fit mine
And I long for those days to my end
Now your arms are long and you grasp
For freedom not yet ready
So I pull you back and I trust to my end
One day you will walk in a different direction
Your life to make your own
Yet my love for you will always be
And I’ll be here to my end.
Happy Birthday Emmanuel!