confessions of a modern mom

National Daughters’ Day

National Daughters’ Day

 

Today was National Daughters’ Day in the US. I am lucky to have two wonderful girls who challenge me and make me laugh and whose incredible lives I am fortunate to share. Tonight, I happened to pick “Forever Young” as our bedtime story. We had just purchased the book yesterday. Little did I know that it was the perfect little read for us on this very special day.

I gave birth to two of my best friends.
I gave birth to two of my best friends.

I had never really listened to all of the lyrics in this incredible Bob Dylan masterpiece. This book was an illustrated version of the actual song. Brilliant and beautiful words. They are words I hope my daughters will live by throughout their lives. If you haven’t ever tuned in or don’t remember the lyrics, here they are:

Forever Young by Bob Dylan
May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you,
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung.
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young.
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous,
May you grow up to be true,
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you,
May you always be courageous,
Stand upright and be strong.
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young.
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy,
May your feet always be swift,
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift,
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung.
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young.
May you stay forever young.

 



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