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Immeasurable You

I watch you, my darling daughter, where day ends and night begins, your eyes closing against the darkness.  I see and feel all of you.  Your character, your spirit. Your fury and sarcasm. How your eyes flash when you’re cross. (Your aunties say you get that from me). The way you diffuse tricky situations with a joke or a kind gesture. You don’t like to see people in turmoil. You would rather give up something you love just to see them smile again. Your empathy is huge; bigger than your age. Your tears over homeless people and your desire to help them is something I will not ever forget. Your energy is boundless, your enthusiasm infectious. I watch you cartwheel and skate and climb. Over grass and pebbles; up trees. No limits. This is how I see you – without limits. I know you will love all your life. I know you will not settle until you have fought for change. I know you will forever be kind. Sarcastic and irritating and full of temper …