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Sonnet for Shereen on her 19th Birthday

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Sonnet for Shereen on her 19th Birthday

Your birth was coupled with a burst of light
You came to make our lives joyous and bright
Your smile and eyes did capture swift my heart
Of father’s love you stole the greatest part
We saw perfection in your dainty hand
Each cry of yours was to us a command
You snuggled in our arms of love, secure
Oh darling, of this truth you must be sure
Without your smile, our sun would cease to shine
You are of a gift of God most precious, fine
Long life and health I wish my darling fair
Whose crowning glory is her raven hair
A lady in your right you’ve come to be
The hope and joy of life for dad and me

Eileen Manassian Ghali

Post Script: 

My darling daughter, Shereen.  Today you turn 19...I try to find words to tell you what you mean to us. It is hopeless. Those deepest and truest and purest feelings cannot be defined. Let me just say how proud I am of who you have become...I'm secure knowing you've tasted life on your own and have been able to hold on to the things that matter. There is so much beauty in you that I know will come to full bloom in time. This little gift is in no way comparable to the sweet poem you wrote for me for my birthday, but it's my gift to you from far away. have our hearts, daddy's and mine, wrapped around your little finger. Be blessed today. Celebrate God's goodness to you. We love you love you love you! CRAZY MAMA BEAR! ?

Shereen means SWEET in FARSI. My daughter is the sweetness of my life! Today is her birthday.

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  1. Date: 10/7/2013 9:06:00 AM
    Please forgive me for taking time to answer your lovely posts. I have a house guest and today was really tough....four classes AND I had to give the chapel talk....I'm also very low on energy lately...Literally dragging myself around. So SO tired today I had to wait in the office for a bit before I could get to my car. Need to follow up on that....I know what ails me! :( I'll get to you all soon, I promise! HUGS to one an ALL!

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 9:01:00 AM
    A very touching writing for your daughter. It was very "Shereen" of you. ;-) See what I did there? Excellent job!

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 9:00:00 AM
    Good Morning Eileen.

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 10:03:00 PM
    Hi Eileen, A lovely tribute to your daughter..Well done. Ken

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 6:57:00 PM
    Happy birthday to Shereen. Her nameis very pretty. This was a lovely tribute to her.

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 6:38:00 PM
    Happy birthday Shereen

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 2:35:00 PM
    this is very sweet... Happy Birthday to your daughter... She's a sweet Libra like me... Nice praising poem --CRAZY MAMA BEAR!..xox...Linda

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 11:32:00 AM
    lovely dedicatio for shereen, eileen.. i hope you will read this to her... precious gem this one... and birthday wishes to your daughter!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 10:40:00 AM
    I wonder if Shereen realizes what a sweet mama she has? Oh silly me, of course she does! Aw an adorable write, Miss Crazy Mama Bear! Hugs to you both! xoxox

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 10:33:00 AM
    Not many people have sonnets written to them on their birthday Shereen! Happy birthday!

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 8:22:00 AM
    I don't normally comment on intimate poems, but I simply have to comment here. WOW, girlfriend. I well remember her "Month of May", her birthday wish to you read by you in church (lol). Shereen, have a wonderful birthday filled with muuuuchly love. Warm hugs to both of you. XOXOXOX Licia :-)

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 7:09:00 AM
    My birthday wishes to your lovely Shereen! Love and hugs!

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 5:46:00 AM
    The birth of a child: God's incarnation of hope! Unable, indeed, the words to express such a miracle of Joy supreme! I wish to join in wishing her a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY for every child is a child of The Lord! PS: My poem "FEELINGS" deals with the point you bring up: The Inability of words to express our feelings!

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 2:10:00 AM
    As pleasingly sweet as honey of a lady bee. To boot, Shereen is in our tradition the symbol of uttermost beauty, love, and loyalty.