My Hopes, Memories and Dreams

Happy Birthday Chloe !

You lay
Where they placed you

A Bundle of Love

Soft and warm
Against my skin
From the twisting, shoving
Little trooper ! ….
You fought for your place
In the knowing
You were adored

Courage exuded
From every
innocent pore
Each limb
…little shoots
of solid oak
A strength
from your mother’s love

HAPPY 11th Birthday, My Darling Daughter Chloe xoxoxo

19 responses

  1. Such a sweet and warm poem…thanks for sharing it.

    March 13, 2010 at 6:52 am

    • Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment.

      March 13, 2010 at 11:35 pm

  2. Happy Birthday Chloe! What a wonderful surprise poem. Give her a big hug for me please.

    March 13, 2010 at 7:12 am

    • Thank you Sara, she is right here with me and just read your comment!!!

      March 13, 2010 at 7:26 am

  3. Happy Birthday Chloe 🙂 I miss you three.

    March 13, 2010 at 7:27 am

    • Aaron ! What a nice surprise to see you here ! Chloe was really happy to find a comment from you. Have you checked out her blog ? It’s You should make one too. I bet it would be fascinating !!!

      March 13, 2010 at 11:33 pm

      • Actually, I’ve been reading your blog for a while 🙂 I only just made a WordPress account yesterday, so I thought I’d make a comment 🙂 I had a look at Chloe’s blog yesterday when I found a link to it on yours, it’s really good 🙂 I made myself a blog at but I haven’t posted anything yet, I tried to post yesterday but the internet here is just gahh.. I’ll try again tonight 🙂

        March 14, 2010 at 9:46 am

  4. *

    Courage exuded
    From every
    innocent pore
    Each limb
    …little shoots
    of solid oak
    A strength
    from your mother’s love


    How sweet it is…

    Hi there, Chloe! Uncle Tree wishes you a very happy birthday!
    There is something special about teeny-weeny baby feet.
    Adults never outgrow the softly cooed tenderness of infancy.

    Nurture your hopes and dreams
    and your tomorrows will bring aplenty.

    Cheers to the fruits of your future involvements! 🙂 UT

    March 13, 2010 at 9:54 am

    • Thank you for your lovely message UT. I look forward to witnessing all the exciting and rewarding experiences Chloe is bound to create in her life. You might see me with her one day at the Oscars 🙂

      March 13, 2010 at 11:35 pm

  5. Indeed – Happy Birthday little Chloe! What a heartfelt poem Coleen and such a cute pic of that little foot, Bless!

    March 13, 2010 at 11:04 am

    • Yes, the pic is perfect isn’t it ! Thanks for visiting.

      March 13, 2010 at 11:30 pm

  6. adam

    Happy Birthday to Chloe!

    March 13, 2010 at 1:57 pm

  7. A lovely poem, Colleen. 🙂

    March 13, 2010 at 8:42 pm

  8. What a lovely poem! i love it. Happy birthday to your little one. I wish she’ll grow up to be a fine woman.

    March 14, 2010 at 8:16 am

  9. Chris Hawkins

    Wow! . . . from the heart. What a gift.

    March 14, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    • Chris ! You didn’t tell me ! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.

      March 14, 2010 at 2:06 pm

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