stood by and watched my daughter's graduation
In cap and gown she stood beautiful, straight
Through the years friends and memories she had
It was the ending of an era. I saw a teardrop
Soon she met the man of her dreams
She was always waiting for his telephone call.
She told me they were planning a wedding
I was so happy for her. She saw a teardrop fall.
The wedding was so beautiful
It would be remembered for quite a spell,
My little girl is all grown up and now a wife.
With loved filled to overflowing, a teardrop
Sometime later, in a delivery room
A grandson was born. He let out quite a yell.
My daughter said, Mom meet your grandson
We hugged each other and many teardrops fell.
Our children bring happiness and sorrow,
But, I donít regret having them at all.
There is no growth or happiness without pain
So, Iíll just let the teardrops fall.
Shirley Oremland Smith©