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A Daddy's Prayer

Today you learned how to tie your shoes all by yourself. It’s one more day that I’m so proud of you. I’m counting the reasons why you still might need my help with a million other things you’ll want to do. Ayva don’t grow up so fast. What little time we have your mamma’s trying to make it last. Well, today you’re only three; then tomorrow you’re eighteen Ayva don’t grow up so fast. I like it when you hold my hand when we’re crossing the street. It’s one more thing maw-maw taught you to do. The way that your eyes light up when tickling grandpa’s feet— like the shooting stars are all named after you. Ayva don’t grow up so fast. What little time we have your mamma’s trying to make it last. Well, today you’re only three; then tomorrow you’re eighteen Ayva don’t grow up so fast. And when you find out there’s a world wide open you’ll say it’s time to make it on your own. That’s when your heart should lead the way! Oh, try to remember as you’re falling fast asleep your mom and dad are always here for you. We’re counting the reasons why we both been trying to keep you from stepping out and growing up too soon. Ayva don’t grow up so fast. What little time we have your mamma’s trying to make it last. Well, today you’re only three; then tomorrow you’re eighteen Ayva don’t grow up so fast. No, Ayva don’t grow up so fast…

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