Today you are having breakfast with your daughter,
while I eat alone with only memories of mine.
Today you will talk & pray & help your daughter with her wedding attire,
while that desire sharply stings in my empty arms.
Today you will kiss your daughter as you enter the sanctuary to witness her vows,
while I envy the sound of that voice.
Today will be a fairy-tale wedding with sights of flowing gown and veil,
while the sight of a white casket lingers in my eyes.
Yes, it is a joyful day – for you!
As I am sorely reminded and grieve what will never be – for me!