You tied my shoes
One rabbit chasing another
And held my hand to cross the street
You lifted me up when I needed to see
You lay down me down when I needed to sleep
Holding my hand you watched me grow,
to make new friends, to learn, to know.
You taught me to write and to tie my own my shoes;
I longed to learn and discover everything that you knew.
As You watched me grow
I watched you slow
Eaten away before my eyes
Now I bend down to tie your shoe
This disease does not care that you are needed
You are needed here as my father
You would always take my hand and now I take yours
I pray you will have victory
For I will always need my daddy
They held my hand as I needed to try new things,
And when my heart was broken, they gave it an extra squeeze .
They watched as I grew, and with tear in eye,
They knew they would one day need to say goodbye.
That day is approaching and I can feel my hand’s grip loosening as theirs releases too.
This is a step needs to be taken, allowing us to drift apart,
But they will forever be my Mommy and Daddy in my heart.
As I release their hand, I know I am ready;
For as a teenager, I know all there is to know.
It’s guaranteed that bruises and tears will form,
But their love remains with me, no matter how far.