playing without care,
friends and school center your world,
fun and laughter to spare.
At 20 years, a woman now
young and on your own,
with husband and a newborn child
your happiness has grown.
Now at 30, you've been blessed,
two more kids have come your way
full family, full of love,
beside you day to day.
Life has blossomed, from that child
so many years gone past,
grown into a woman strong
with love enough to last.
This poem was written for my wife on her 30th birthday.