Thank you for this Child

Dear God,

Thank you for this child you gave me

For the years of love and laughs

For tea parties and dolls and butterflies

For trucks and legos and baths.


Thank you for the kisses and hugs

For the bedtime stories and songs

For the cuddles and the tickle fights

For those special moments for which my heart now longs.


Thank you for the memories

For special moments of change

For my child has been growing up

And is stepping out into the world so strange.


Protect my child, Oh Lord I pray

Guide and lead and protect

And help me God, be with my heart

As my heart reflects


Thank you for this child you gave me

Help me to let go

Help this child to soar and fly

To happiness help them grow.