A Poem by Paula Grattan

A young Paula with her dad.

Because of you

You nurtured me from day one
You loved me before that

Wiped away tears when I was sad
Bandaged cuts when I was hurt

Shown me how to be me
How to love what I have

Encouraged my uprisings
Supported my downfalls

Because of you
I value family

Because of you
I value love

my hero
my friend
my father

Paula Grattan of Miramichi, NB is a 33 year old stay at home mom to a two year old girl. She says, “I’ve been writing my entire life. It’s my soul.”