December 3, 2006

The girl in the mirror

You look in the mirror
and you like what you see
I can tell that you’re happy
’cause you giggle with glee

You smile with confidence
at that reflected little girl
Having yet to be influenced
by such a demanding big world

You study your eyes
and the curve of your face
You seem very satisfied
that all is in place

And as I hold you so close
I pray that you’ll always be
That girl in the mirror
that you’re happy to see

Not focused on flaws
or how much you weigh
But happy to be you
each and every day

So, please, little girl
don’t go wishing on stars
To be anyone but
the wonderful girl that you are

‘Cause when you get older
the greatest wish that could be
Is for you to love that woman
in the mirror you see


  1. You do it all my friend. This is such a great poem, and very timely in its message. I certainly wasn’t expecting it when I decided to swing by your site.

    Comment by Keith — December 3, 2006 @ 11:00 am

  2. A beautiful poem for a beautiful little girl.

    Comment by debra — December 3, 2006 @ 4:50 pm

  3. Hi Matthew -

    You have a beautiful family & your poem is awesome!! This is such a wonderful gift for you to create for your daughter and certainly one that she will treasure as she grows older.

    Thanks for dropping by our blog. It was a really nice surprise to see the article in the UT (which I looked up on the internet after you posted today, because we live under a rock and don’t even get a paper!!). I had no idea Jane Clifford was going to focus on our site so much.

    Take care & enjoy your babies!


    Comment by Jen @ amazing trips — December 3, 2006 @ 8:59 pm

  4. lovely. one of the things i love best about this blog is that when there are pictures of the kids that have you in them, you look like you’re having as much fun as, or more, than the kids!

    Comment by laurie — December 4, 2006 @ 6:35 pm

  5. Aww, that is awesome! Love it! Frame that and hang it on her bedroom and bathroom walls 10 years from now.

    Comment by momto3cubs — December 5, 2006 @ 11:40 am

  6. Great poem!

    Though, I am hung up on the fact that you were wearing shorts on Halloween, and it was 35 degrees here when I took the Munchkin trick-or-treating.

    Comment by Deanna — December 5, 2006 @ 12:55 pm

  7. I echo what laurie said – my thoughts exactly. Please keep it up!

    Comment by cryitout — December 5, 2006 @ 3:04 pm

  8. Outstanding…mind if I read it to my daughter?

    Comment by Mitch McDad — December 5, 2006 @ 5:16 pm

  9. Beautiful poem Matthew, dunno how I missed it before.
    Sweet Pea sure looks cute in that outfit!


    Comment by ivoryfrog — June 11, 2008 @ 11:50 am

  10. Beautiful poem. I feel the same way about my baby girl… though she isn’t quite a little baby girl anymore…

    Comment by Katherine SOLO dot MOM — July 14, 2009 @ 1:16 pm

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