I never thanked a period of time
for anything it’s ever done.
They’re just the calendars way
of signifying the trip around the sun
But, just now I can easily say
my outlook has turned anew
I can look at the weeks and months gone by
and thank today for you
You’re birthday’s here again
and I’m glad to celebrate it with you
holding your hand and looking in your eyes
believing the reason for gifts is true
I never held much admiration for the stars
or the timekeeping marked everyday by the news
but the need for a watch is more important
because I am thanking today for you
Happy birthday, my love
The day that is today in a year gone by
Was when the earth saw you as brand new
Happy birthday, my sweet baby girl….
The day that is today in the here and now
I am thanking it with a smile for you
I love you, Frances Marie.