Dream Of A Day
When I was a little girl,
I always dreamed of this day,
I knew the words off by heart,
I knew exactly what I would say.
And I imagined my Daddy,
walking me down that aisle,
I could see the look on his face,
I could see the pride in his smile.
But life doesn't always run to plan,
I guess that's plain to see,
and some things just go and happen,
some things are just meant to be.
But this is meant to be a happy day,
happier for others than for some,
and I just wanted to share some thoughts,
because I wanted to tell you about my Mom:
My mother has been my inspiration,
she has guided me throughout my life,
and there are some words that I need to say,
especially now that I'm a wife
You've always been there for me,
just when I needed you the most,
and in a moment, we'll drink to you,
in a moment, to you we shall raise a toast.
Because you have shown me what love is for,
and the love that two people can have for one another,
you have shown me how to be a devoted wife,
and of course, how to be a wonderful mother.
Those six years were very tough,
but that's just when the tough got going,
and you showed Dad all of your love,
and gee, you did a lot of showing !
Even though you've lost the love of your life,
(and this is one of those meaningful rhymes),
The Lord will give you all of His strength,
to get you through your more difficult times.
And I will also always be there for you,
if you ever need a shoulder or a helping hand,
divided we shall fall and be conquered,
but together and united we will make a stand.
And if you need someone to just sit and listen,
then I'll be there just for you,
because after everything you've done for me,
this is the very least that I can do.
Today, I felt my father's spirit,
I could feel him proudly looking on,
I could feel his love for us all,
I could feel where his love brightly shone.
He just wants you to be happy,
I know this from deep inside my heart,
and he knows that he will love you forever,
and he knows that you'll never truly part.
And all that he will ever wish,
and this is my dearest wish too,
is that I have such a wonderful marriage,
and that I'm loved as much as he loved you.
And today, my Daddy's spirit was with me,
and he did indeed walk me down that aisle,
and I imagined the look upon his face,
and yes, it was a very proud smile.
Copyright Allen Jesson 2002