Friday, April 8, 2011

May God Bless America

Daddy's Poem - A must read!

Her hair was up in a pony tail,
Her favorite dress tied with a bow.
Today was Daddy's Day at school,
And she couldn't wait to go.

But her mommy tried to tell her,
That she probably should stay home
Why the kids might not understand,
If she went to school alone.

But she was not afraid;
She knew just what to say.
What to tell her classmates
Of why he wasn't there today.

But still her mother worried,
For her to face this day alone.
And that was why once again,
She tried to keep her daughter home.

But the little girl went to school
Eager to tell them all.
About a dad she never sees,
A dad who never calls.

There were daddies along the wall in
Back, for everyone to meet.
Children squirming impatiently,
Anxious in their seats.

One by one the teacher called
A student from the class.
To introduce their daddy,
As seconds slowly passed.

At last the teacher called her name,
Every child turned to stare.
Each of them was searching,
A man who wasn't there.

"Where's her daddy at?"
She heard a boy call out.
"She probably doesn't have one,"
Another student dared to shout.

And from somewhere near the back,
She heard a daddy say,
"Looks like another deadbeat dad,
Too busy to waste his day."

The words did not offend her,
As she smiled up at her Mom.
And looked back at her teacher, who
Told her to go on.

And with hands behind her back,
Slowly she began to speak.
And out from the mouth of a child,
Came words incredibly unique.

"My Daddy couldn't be here,
Because he lives so far away.
But I know he wishes he could be,
Since this is such a special day.
And though you cannot meet him,
I wanted you to know.
All about my daddy,
And how much he loves me so.

He loved to tell me stories
He taught me to ride my bike.
He surprised me with pink roses,
And taught me to fly a kite.

We used to share fudge sundaes,
And ice cream in a cone.
And though you cannot see him.
I'm not standing here alone.

"Cause my daddy's always with me,
Even though we are apart
I know because he told me,
He'll forever be in my heart"
Wthat, her little hand reached up,
And lay across her chest.
Feeling her own heartbeat,
Beneath her favorite dress.

And from somewhere there in the crowd
Of dads, her mother stood in tears.
Proudly watching her daughter,

Who was wise beyond her years.
For she stood up for the love

Of a man not in her life.
Doing what was best for her,
Doing what was a right.

And when she dropped her hand back
Down, staring straight into the crowd.
She finished with a voice so soft,
But its message clear and loud.

"I love my daddy very much,
he's my shining star.
And if he could, he'd be here,
But heaven's just too far.
You see he is an American Soldier
And died just this past year
When a roadside bomb hit his convoy
And taught Americans to fear.

But sometimes when I close my eyes,
it's like he never went away."
And then she closed her eyes,
And saw him there that day.

And to her mother's amazement,
She witnessed with surprise.
A room full of daddies and children,
All starting to close their eyes.

Who knows what they saw before them,
who knows what they felt inside.
Perhaps for merely a second,
They saw him at her side.

"I know you're with me Daddy,"
to the silence she called out.
And what happened next made believers,
of those once filled with doubt.

Not one in that room could explain it,
for each of their eyes had been closed.
But there on the desk beside her,
was a fragrant long-stemmed pink rose.

And a child was blessed, if only for
a moment, by the love of her shining star.
And given the gift of believing,
that heaven is never too far.

I just had to share this, it really touched my heart on so many levels, first on quick we
are to judge others, and then how many families are there in our own community that
has lost their daddy.
They live from day to day in pain, hurt and others wondering where the daddy is, we
all need to stop right now, and thank God for his hand upon us who have our family in complete order. Pray for those wonderful men and women who lay down their life to keep our Country a safe and better place for our children, and so we can have our daddy's our husbands with us, safe and secure and loving us.
For those of you who have lost a loved one while serving their Country, God bless you and know you are not alone, we pray for you, and others are fighting right long side of your loved one. Do have a wonderful weekend, and stop to think before we speak.
God bless each one of you who read this and may we never forget them who have been lost to this war.



Sharon said...

Oh that was so beautiful and it sure did brings the tears to the eyes.
Yes we need to always pray for those who have lost a loved one and those fighting for us so that we can have our freedom.
Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

This was so touching to me too. Thanks for sharing.

God bless you,

Mrs. A

Deborah said...

Such a good post! Thank you for sharing it.

Mary said...

Very touching read....I've seen it before and enjoyed reading it again....Thanks for sharing...

Miss Linda said...

This brought tears to my eyes. May God richly bless our brave sailors, soldiers, airmen and Marines. We are so very, very thankful for every single one of them!!!