Archive for Natalia Ali

If tomorrow never comes, would she know how much I loved her?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on November 6, 2013 by sheriffali




Dedicated To My Beloved Daughter


Shaphir, talitha cumi, means beautiful little girl

My blessings when you came into the world,

Through ups and downs and extreme thorns

I’m so happy you were born


My love for you has never been dim

Your joys and laughter, full to the brim,

The thousands of miles of ocean and land

Kept me from holding your hand


Years of separation brought me much grief

Heartaches so painful it is beyond belief,

God’s mysteries are sometimes hard to define

But with faith in Him, we’ll never be blind


So, as Jacob believed about Joseph, so do I too

Before I die, I’ll see your face and be with you!


© Sheriff Ali 2003-2013


In Her Eyes

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 18, 2013 by sheriffali

To My Daughter – Natalia Ali; love Dad

By Michelle W. Emerson


The depth of a father’s love shows in his daughter’s eyes.

What’s known is what’s shown from sunset to sunrise.

A foundation built on more than just what is spoken.

It’s commitments kept and promised that go unbroken.

An emotion so immense that nothing in this world can erase.

The permanent impression of love is tattooed upon her face.

A relation so peculiar that only the two can understand,

Yet so immaculate it’s obvious that, by God, it was planned.


I believe it all began when she would sleep upon your chest.

Now you’re her number one, her favorite, you’re the best!

You move and she watches so closely it’s as if she’s in a trance.

The fact that she can repeat you, exactly, isn’t just by chance.

From wrestling, racing, jump roping to being made up like a doll.

Both playmate and best friend, you’ve done some of it all.

A secret place, a look, special time just for her and you.

When a choice is to be made, it’s all about what Daddy wants to do.

And you’re there to cater to her every need and every wish.

There’s an invisible pedestal for Daddy’s little princess.

She’s content just to be. She’s filled with absolute bliss

Just to sit up under you, giving an occasional hug and kiss.

Sweet dreams are non-existent without Daddy’s goodnight kiss.

Your gentle stroke, words just for her, your check on hers is what she’d miss.

It’s simply because of how you love her, I surmise.

The depth of your love always shows in her eyes.



With you her laughter is harder and her smile is even brighter.

You have a friendship, a bond, a soul tie that couldn’t be any tighter.

It’s more than a special bond; it’s an exclusive connection.

No room for a third party or attempted interjection.

This love is reserved just for Dad and no other.

It’s not the same for siblings, not even for Mother.

It’s the kind of love that I could never despise.

For the depth of your love always shows in her eyes.


To her, you’d give anything, but it’s not about the gift.

It’s that marvelous smile brought on by the spirit you lift.

It’s not about what you can give her or about what you can do.

It’s about the unconditional love reciprocated between you two.

It’s the tears in her eyes when you two disagree.

Nothing’s quite right until ‘I love you and I’m sorry.’

It’s that spunk in her step, the rainbow in her eye-

You’ll know she’s a Daddy’s girl when she passes by.

She’s got the kind of love that never fades or dies.

The depth of your love always shows in her eyes.


Upon angel wings you soar; your sparkling golden halo glows

Whenever she’s with you, it’s Heaven in her eyes that shows.

Her eyes hold a song so beautiful you’d think it was Heaven’s melody.

It’s the music of love’s symphony composed by each precious memory.

The love known is the love you’ve shown from sunset to sunrise.

The depth of your love will forever show in your daughter’s eyes.

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