As a new born you held me in your arms gazing at me with your bright eyes,
your warm smile and friendly face made me feel safe;
Those days I wished could last forever,
but I had to go to school and you to work,
I waited eagerly for you to return home,
when you would ask me how my day was and help me with my homework;
you taught me so much... thank you
As years went on our family spent many happy days
sharing your lovely meals, stories, fun and laughter.
you brought joy to us all, thank you.
Time passed and I grew away, you let me spread my wings
knowing you would always be there for me
In times of trouble you helped me through with your kind words and hugs
You were my home, my safe haven, thank you.
Alas, fate played a cruel trick and took your mind away from us
and your memories from you, but we carry them in our hearts for you dad.
Your journey may have been lonely my friend, till you met that peaceful end
where we could hold your hand, tell you we love you
taking comfort in those bright eyes once again;
chance to say you've been the greatest dad
and how proud we are to be your family.
Your place is with your mum and dad and grandparents now
I hope you're all having a party up there and it's just how you hoped
save a place till we meet again ...love always. xxx