One of life's surprises,
amongst all the lessons learned,
is the shock of understanding;
that now we get our turn—
to start a family,
learn to love,
accept the aches,
mature and age,
discover the real world,
and turn the page:
Because life is more than one story,
an entire book of discovering lies awaiting.
Each of us takes our turn, writes a chapter,
thank you mom and dad, for the chance to be writing.