Celebrating Ljilja's First Year

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Bisera Apostolova
In the whirlwind of life's moments, capturing the essence of Ljilja's first year felt essential—a way to enshrine the fleeting magic of infancy in words. This poem is a labor of love, a testament to the boundless joy and wonder that this little blue-eyed girl has brought into our lives. Through each verse, we aim to express our deep love and the profound impact she has had on us, marking the beginning of a journey filled with endless discovery and affection.
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For Ljilja on Her First Year

For Ljilja on Her First Year

In the quiet glow of dawn's gentle light,

Ljilja, you came, a vision so bright.

With eyes wide open to the world's embrace,

Each breath, each giggle, fills our hearts' space.

A year has passed, yet it feels like just a start.

With every sunrise, you bring new joy,

A precious girl, no longer a coy.

Learning and growing, each day anew,

In your gaze, a world fresh and true.

Your laughter, a melody that soothes our heart.

In the garden of life, you're a blooming flower,

Unfolding beauty with each passing hour.

Your first words, a song, so sweetly sung,

A reminder of when our own stories begun.

Ljilja, in you, our hopes and dreams take part.

With tiny hands, you reach for the stars,

Guided by love, healing all scars.

Each step you take, brave and bold,

A story of your journey, waiting to be told.

In your innocence, the world's art.

Seasons change, from spring to fall,

Your wonder and awe, captivating us all.

With every leaf and snowflake that flies,

We see the magic through your eyes.

Ljilja, you've become life's most precious part.

On this day, your very first birthday,

We celebrate you in every way.

Candles lit and wishes made,

For happiness and love that never fade.

Ljilja, you've captured every heart.

In the quiet night, as you drift to sleep,

Dreams of tomorrow, in your heart, we'll keep.

For in you, Ljilja, lies a light so bright,

Guiding us through, with love's pure sight.

A year with you, a masterpiece, a perfect art.

As the seasons continue in their endless dance,

We'll cherish every moment, every glance.

For with you, Ljilja, life's beauty we see,

In every laugh, every hug, every plea.

In our family's story, you play the starring part.

May the years ahead be filled with joy and grace,

With every challenge, you boldly face.

Ljilja, our love for you knows no bounds,

In your happiness, our life's purpose is found.

A journey together, forever, we embark.

So here's to you, our darling girl, Ljilja,

On your first birthday, our precious lilija.

A year of memories, woven with love's thread,

With endless stories and adventures ahead.

Ljilja, forever, you'll be our life's spark.

I love you forever,

Mom.

PUBLISHED: Feb 12, 2024
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Bisera Apostolova
Digital whisperer by day, professional beach bum by weekend. Runs on code, caffeine, and unconditional love from family and furballs. Workaholic? More like worka-LOL-ic! If my life had a control-alt-delete, I'd still choose to reboot at the beach. #TechTanLines
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