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Letter To Dad

Dear Dad, 
I guess this letter is a little overdue, considering you were buried this week. But still I wanted to reach out to you, I have a promise to keep. 
I promised myself that there’d come a time when I’d tell you everything in my heart. So I’m keeping my word & I’m writing to you, for even in death, we’ll never part. 
I love you Dad and I always have, you’ve always been a hero to me. Someone to look up to when times have been bad, you’re someone I wanted to be. 
When I didn’t know which way I should turn, I’d ask myself what would you do. Then the answer was clear and I would find strength to see all my hard times through. 
I realize that there wasn’t much time that we really had together. But the time that we had was made even more precious for I knew we didn’t have forever. 
Maybe it was wrong to put you so high, but it’s a place I felt you deserved. Only a father can offer pure love and you loved me without any reserve. 
It makes me sad to think that you’re gone and won’t know what I’ve made of my life. But I know you’re in Heaven and that you’re looking down and you’ll see all my peace and my strife. 
I’m going to work hard to make you proud of your girl, to fulfill all your hopes and your dreams. I’m going to try hard to leave my mark on this world and to carry out my plans and my schemes. 
I’ll be someone that you’ll proudly say, she’s my joy and my pride. And I’ll owe it to you, for you’ve guided my way and always been there by my side. 
My Daddy Dear, I miss you so much and I miss the sound of your voice. But I won’t be alone, for you’ll always be here, death can’t take away that choice. 
You’ll always be firmly tucked in my heart and nothing can take that away. And when my time comes, I’ll see you again, a joyous reunion we’ll make. 
So I’ll close this now and leave you to sleep, your rest, you’ve surely earned. For you’ve worked hard all your life and it wasn’t easy having to worry over your girl. 
I never wanted to cause you concern or give you a moment of grief. My love was so strong that I wanted to shield you, so I kept all my troubles brief. 
I now know that you can see everything, there’s nothing to hide from you. But also you’ll see that God walks with me and you’ll have a brighter view. 
So goodbye for now Dad, we’ll talk again soon and I’m sure I’ll have good things to say. Take care of yourself and don’t worry about me, you know that I’ll be okay. 
It won’t be long before I will join you and can tell you face to face. That I’m proud you’re my dad and I’ll always love you, no one can ever take your place. 
Your loving daughter, Lacey

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Please God

Please God, watch over Daddy, he’s the only one I’ve got 
And I love him very dearly, please his name don’t blot 
From Your book of life on earth, for here I need him more 
He’s my oasis in a desert, when at sea, he is my shore 
I know You would be happy to have him join You there 
For he’s such a caring man, no grudges does he bear 
But please God, do not take him, there’s more here he can do 
Without his hand to guide, my awards here would be few 
I need to hear his laughter and see the love there in his eyes 
I need to feel his warm embrace as he soothes away my cries 
And it’s not only me that needs him, I have children as well 
And they adore their grandpa, with love their hearts too swell 
Please God, let me be selfish and want to keep him here with me 
Even though Your home is better, I beg you, hear my plea 
Extend his time for a little while, even longer if You will 
Don’t be in haste to take him, for I’ll never have my fill 
Of the fatherly love he gives me, no one could take his place 
I always long to hear his voice, always want to see his face 
Please God, grant my prayer and have mercy on this child 
Please don’t take my daddy, I need him for a long long while

*Lacey*

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Daddy’s Tears

I watched the tears stream down his cheeks 
And my bewilderment was great 
Here was a man so strong and proud 
And his pain I did not rate 

I had tried hard to act adult 
And make my cares seem small 
I never asked him for anything 
I wanted to stand straight and tall 

I didn’t realize that what he needed 
Was for me to lean on him 
That I had made him feel helpless 
That he wanted to be my friend 

He felt that he had let me down 
When that really wasn’t the case 
It was I who had failed him 
For my life had been such a waste 

I laid my cheek next to his 
Our tears intermingled as they fell 
I stroked his hair and whispered comfort 
My heart was breaking, but I did not tell 

Here was the man that I loved so much 
Who had given me strength through the years 
And it hurt that I had caused him pain 
I didn’t deserve my daddy’s tears

*Lacey*

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Where Is Daddy

Please tell me, where is Daddy
Why is he far away 
Has he gone to serve his country 
Is it meant that he must stay 

I wouldn’t even know his face 
But for pictures that I own 
And would he now remember me 
For you know how much I’ve grown 

I miss our time together 
Or at least the time we should have shared 
Because I have no memory 
But still I know he cared 

Please tell me, where is Daddy 
And when will he return 
To be safely in his loving arms 
Is the place for which I yearn

*Lacey*