On the Eve of Your High School Graduation

The first day we met
My heart grew a new chamber
Just for you

When you were six
You wanted to be a mermaid
I encouraged you

When you were seven
You started to grow wings
As we hatched butterflies

When you were 10
You spread your wings
And flew solo

You floated above the clouds
Dreaming, learning, becoming
You never touched down

You dreamed and
You found your voice
I stood in awe

Now as you begin
The next chapter of
Who you will become

I know there is
Absolutely no limit
To what you can do

This chamber in my heart
Just continues to grow
With you

And I look forward
With joy, awe and wonderment
To your journey!