My Daughters

Fuff and Goog
Julianna and Stephanie

Oh daughter of my soul
And child of my heart
You’ve come to me by grace
and mercy has sheltered you
Your love enfolds my weaknesses
Your laughter erases my pain
Your shining hearts melt
even the hardest of cynics
Oh daughter of my soul
And child of my heart
Be true to the one who gave you life
Don’t depart from the music of your hearts
Don’t allow the darkness in
Shield grace for she will always keep you
Allow wisdom to be your adornment
Be at peace with all you encounter
And trust in God alone
Oh daughter of my soul
And child of my heart
God has given you to me
I give you back into His care
And trust in all you are to be
I love you….
Daughter of my soul

And child of my heart….
Julianna and Stephanie

I wrote this poem many years ago, when the girls were six and nine. We were living in an utter shitheap of a house in the backblocks of Cambridge, next to a woman who had more animals than Noah’s Ark!
I was inspired by what my daughters taught me then, and what they still teach me, today.
Often, I go on about Sammy, and there are distinct reasons for that, but in my deepest heart, these girls are my crowning jewels.
Steph made me a mummy, and now Juju is making me a safta (nana).
What I am most proud of, is that these beautiful young women have become my dearest friends.
I love them so dearly, and will continue to be their greatest cheerleader.