Thursday, June 12, 2014

A Song for Father's Day (and Every Day)

I'll Carry You

I can tell by the way you dance
you will run right towards a life filled with romance
and I want you to know that I love the thought
of you spinning through the tall grass just to fall down safe and soft
into your dreams and they’ll hold you tight
but darling if you find that you’re not feeling right
I’ll be right here for you to run back to
you carry your burden and I’ll carry you
There’s no end to a father's love
though it may be hard to let you go I’ll try to act tough
and I can give you some tips to take on your journey
but know it’s your life to live and your mistakes to make
and you’ll do fine 
no do not hesitate
to take hardship in your hands and turn struggle to fate
they’ll teach you and they’ll lead you toward your truth
darling let your courage carry you
I’ll carry you 

This song keeps popping up on one of my Pandora stations.  I get choked up every time I hear it, thinking of my daughter and my hubby (and my son, too).  I guess it also makes me think of my own dad.  I am fortunate to have a super father, and to be married to another wonderful dad.   

My favorite line is "...and you'll do fine..."  Isn't that just reassuring all the way around?  We have to have faith in ourselves and in our children.  We all just do the best we can. 

And, usually, things do turn out just fine.

Happy Father's Day, daddies.

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