On the plane heading back
Preparing to see how I will hack
Seeing my dear father’s decline
Surprised to arrive and actually find
That he was better than I had envisioned
Grateful and hopeful that he will keep livin’
Till my heart and soul feel able
To give him permission to return to God’s table.
Knowing that his future is not in my hands.
Praying that God will give him more time on Earth’s lands.
Gotta just say that hug and kiss before leavin’
Caused my tears to well up and my soul to start grievin’
For I know not what is God’s plan
For my little father, now a tiny old man.
Thankful for this chance to once again say:
I love you, Dad, in spite of everything, today and every day.
Chaplain Tamar/Coach Tammy