|Posted by Rod Ferbrache on October 4, 2009 at 12:00 AM|
When I think of the years that I’ve been a dad, I’ve had reasons to be very proud,
As my two girls have grown into what they are now, I want to shout it out loud,
You wonder as you gaze on a newly born babe, “What kind of girl will you be”?
Is that your mum’s nose, are your eyes just like hers, do you have just a little of me?
When you went off to school on that very first day you looked and indeed were so young,
How will you cope, will the teacher be nice, will the day for you be far too long?
Are there going to be friends you can count on for sure, when the world deals one of its blows?
Have I given you wisdom, instilled in you love, that’s something that God only knows?
How my heart ached for you, how I felt for your pain, I would gladly have taken your place,
During all those long years of suffering you had when you were enduring that brace,
When you told us that day to Japan you would go, we wondered how you would cope –
To learn Japanese, to fend for yourself, it’s certainly taught us to hope –
That those long months away at only nineteen would serve as a lesson for life,
But you left one behind who meant so much, for today you’ve become his wife.
When you returned we wondered, what will she do? We couldn’t see you in an office or shop
You had so much care to give away we felt it just couldn’t stop
It thrilled us so much when you started to train as a nurse to look after the ill
When you went on the ward the patients received so much more than simply a pill.
You brighten each room that you enter; there is always a smile on your face
Wherever you go, whatever you do, you will make it a better place.
Today I am proud to be standing here as your father on your special day,
Please bear with your dad a few moments more as there’s something I just want to say,
Wynter and Kate you are special to us, we hold you right here in our heart,
As you step out again on a venture that’s new, we pray that right from the start,
You will know just as we have, in all of your life, God leading each step of the way,
That your marriage may be the kind that we have, when you fall in love every day.
I know that ahead the path is not clear; the future is not ours to see,
But God bless you both, we love you to bits, and this comes from your mum and me.