A Daughter Leaving Home

A Daughter Leaving Home

Although she is moving out
She’ll never be far away
She’ll always live here with me
In my heart each day

Hopefully I taught her
The right things along the way
To help her make the right decisions
Each and every day

The most important thing
That she should know
That if things don’t work out
She always has a place to go

Though she no longer lives here
This will always be her home
The warm and kindest place
Her heart has ever known

A place where the welcome mat
Is always put out
A place that she can run to
When she’s filled with doubt

It’s so very hard to let her go
But I know that I must
I have so much faith in her
And a world of trust

I know she’s smart enough
To make it on her own
It’s hard to admit
My little girl has finally grown

I hope she knows in her heart
Just how much I care
Because every time she needed me
I always tried to be there

I hope she knows if life gets tough
And she should need a friend
That she can always count on me
Until the very end

It’s never very easy
Watching someone you love leave
I know that I must be strong
But silently I’ll grieve

Someone who’s been around
Morning, noon and night
No longer having her here
Just will not seem right

But she knows I love her
With all of my heart
And it’s that love
That will never let us part

Ray Hansell


14 Comments Add yours

  1. Jacquee says:

    Beautiful and what a sweet photo. Liking your site’s new look!

  2. Radhika, What a beautiful child! Is this a photo of your daughter? Daughter or son, when our children leave home for school or marriage, we will miss them… and how. I feel this poem so deeply, as daughters are so special to the parents, especially daughters who are also a friend… it says it so well.

    1. radhika25 says:

      Yes, that’s my daughter, Fae. Thank you for your really touching comment.

  3. Beautifully expresses sentiment!

  4. Manasee says:

    moist eyes…what a lovely poem!

    1. radhika25 says:

      Thank you dear Manasee. Your mom must be so happy to see you.

  5. Fig & Quince says:

    What a beautiful poem. Oh I feel for you Radhika

    1. radhika25 says:

      I moped and whinged for a whole day… 😥

  6. Roopa says:

    With a daughter who is entering Gr12 this summer … this poem relly touched my heart! Thank you for posting it! The little girl in the picture( your daughter?!) is so sweet!

    1. radhika25 says:

      Thank you Roopa. Yes that is my daughter.

  7. Damini Sheshashayee says:

    Aww 🙂 I’ll be back soon, Mama! Knew you’d come around to admitting you miss me 😉

    1. radhika25 says:

      Enjoying yourself? Did you give S all the gifts?

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