"Once upon a time there was a great man who had a little girl. As she was growing up, the man would hug her and tell her, "I love you, little girl." The girl would pout and say, "I'm not your little girl anymore." The man would laugh and say, "You'll always be my little girl."
Even after she left home and went into the world, the man would call her and say, "I love you, little girl." The day came when she received a phone call that the great man had a stroke. He couldn't tell the little girl, who was not so little anymore, that he loved her, and so she went to his side.
When she arrived, he looked small and not so strong at all. He tried to speak, but he could not. The girl climbed up on the bed next to the great man and laid her head on his chest. She thought of how she had always felt protected and loved by him. She felt grief for his words of comfort and the loss she was about to endure. Then she heard, from deep within, his heart beating out the words he could no longer say. . .I love you, little girl. . .I love you, little girl. . .and she was comforted." --Patty Hansen from Condensed Chicken Soup for the Soul
While I did not write Heart Song,
it IS my story of a deep and loving relationship I shared with Daddy. . .
I was there when he passed into another life. . .
His last words were, "Love you."
Daddy's birthday is this week. . .
Thank you for allowing me to be a bit sentimental. . .
in remembering a great man in my life. . .
"LOVE YOU, TOO, DADDY"