Sunday, June 15, 2008

"Back when I was a child, before life removed all the innocence
My father would lift me high and dance with my mother and me and then
Spin me around 'til I fell asleep
Then up the stairs he would carry me
And I knew for sure I was loved
If I could get another chance, another walk, another dance with him
I'd play a song that would never, ever end
How I'd love, love, love
To dance with my father again
When I and my mother would disagree
To get my way, I would run from her to him
He'd make me laugh just to comfort me
Then finally make me do just what my mama said
Later that night when I was asleep
He left a dollar under my sheet
Never dreamed that he would be gone from me
If I could steal one final glance, one final step, one final dance with him
I'd play a song that would never, ever end
'Cause I'd love, love, love
To dance with my father again
Sometimes I'd listen outside her door
And I'd hear how my mother cried for him
I pray for her even more than me
I pray for her even more than me
I know I'm praying for much too much
But could you send back the only man she loved
I know you don't do it usually
But dear Lord she's dying
To dance with my father again
Every night I fall asleep and this is all I ever dream"

Today is Fathers Day in the USA. For me its a double edge sword. I lost mine a few years ago to cancer and I have no way of contact my 2 children, Claudia and Sean.

What can we as children say about our fathers? A lot of times I see him in me. The heart of kindness, the protection of others, do honest work for honest pay and try and do right by God. Dad I still cry every time Luther Vandross' - Dance With My Father is played. I have no idea if I will ever stop. I still miss you.

So people is your father is still alive, please call him and tell him that you love him. I wish I could.

To Sean and Claudia.

After the divorce I thought that I would be able to see you and to talk to you. I have no idea where you 2 are and you both think that I have forgotten you. When I say my prayers throughout the day, you 2 are always in them.

Claudia, I remember when they put you in my arms and I was so afraid that I was going to drop you. You just fell sound asleep in my arms and I knew that you were my little girl.

Sean when I first saw you, I was scared to death. Something went wrong and I did not know if you were going to make it. I was so worried that week. From what I last heard about you, you are very healthy and love sports.

I miss you 2 both very much and pray for the day that I can hug the both of you 2.

So parents,If you have children, enjoy them, love them and teach them to love and to love the Lord.

Some days I am ok, some days I just duck and cover.

Happy Fathers Day Dad

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