dedicated to our granddaughter Rya Mae….♥
Your daddy was elated the day he found out
He was having his first child
Then came the pictures of you in moms belly
A girl for sure they told me over the telly.
Your name was picked with total agreement
Between your mom and dad
Never did they change it or look back
You would be their Rya Mae, no mistake.
Daddy will rock you, play his guitar
Sing soft songs to close your sleepy eyes
Kiss your soft cheeks when you are at Nye
Gently cover you with your favorite blanket, night, night.
He will be a constant presence always in your growth
Teach you to read, ride a bike, dance on your tip toes
Lift your little head to take your first tooth
And replace it with a reward, maybe a dime or two.
Hold your hand he will when learning your first steps
Kiss your boo-boos and fix it with a bandage
Wipe your little tears and tell you to be strong
Shake it off and move on.
Hold the camera when at your concerts in school
Talk with you about your report card
And the meanings of the Golden Rules
Explain about being a lady which sometimes can be hard.
He will investigate the intentions of boys who wish to date you
Check them out from head to toe,, look for the gentlemen in them
Ask them a thousand questions then shake their hand
It will be a test of if they are worthy of being in your company.
Everyday you will hear how beautiful and precious you are
To him,, Daddy,, your protector, guardian, teacher, and first love
Yes, he will and always will be, the love of your life
That is what a Daddy’s girl is, how do I know?
I am a Daddy’s girl too!!
LOVE YOU RYA MAE, Grandma Linmarie-01/27/2010
“photo of my youngest son Darin kissing his first born Rya Mae,
I just loved capturing this moment,,photo taken 01/06/2010.. she is one day old here,, my son is still on cloud nine,, don’t think he will ever come down,, that’s OK,, he is going to be a daddy every little girl prays for,,