my name: she who is worthy of great love
i prayed every night,
since i was a small girl with a peter rabbit nightgown,
and a life full of sisters and books
my barbies marched along to the wedding song,
and i thought about how i would feel
when i knew who it was
that would hold my heart for the rest of time.
i pictured him just like you.
tall and smart and funny and kind.
and i didn't know he would study brains
or love sour patch kids and the office.
but i am so glad that you turned out to be that person
i prayed for since i was a small lady,
unaware of my own future but really wanting it
to be with you all along.