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Saturday, September 25, 2004

Daddy's Girl

I had a dream last night about my dad. It was kinda real that when I woke up this morning, I thought he was here beside me. We were chatting about my life. I can still feel his embrace and I can still recall our conversation. Probably, he was visiting my family. He’s been with the Lord for more than 9 years. I wish he had seen me/us when I graduated from College and had a great job and got married, when my siblings needed a father figure, when my mom needed a hug and a kiss, or just be there for each other. It was an emotional roller-coaster ride, but our lives have changed tremendously after his death. I have no qualms with the Lord nor did I question him why he took my dad at the age of 40. For I believe that everything happens for a reason, a season under the heaven.

That’s the main reason why my mom and I cried when I walked down the aisle. We were both thinking about dad. Mom said that when dad was alive he was telling her that in a few years my eldest daughter will soon find the perfect match, he wants to escort me on that very special milestone in my life. I promise that I will play the song “Butterfly Kisses” when I get married, and my parents will walk me down the aisle. But when the big day came, it was only my mom who led me. Surely, dad was there in spirit.

Every time I dreamt of my dad, I remember the song “Butterfly Kisses” so I would like to share the lyrics with you. I just love the song so much. I want to share it with my baby when he/she grows up. I dedicate the song to my dad.

I’m a bit nostalgic tonight.


There's two things I know for sure:
She was sent here from heaven and she's
daddy's little girl.
As I drop to my knees by her bed at night
She talks to Jesus and I close my eyes and
I thank god for all the joy in my life
Oh, but most of all
For butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer;
sticking little white flowers all up in her
hair; "Walk beside the pony, Daddy, it's my first ride."
"I know the cake looks funny, Daddy, but I sure tried."
In all that I've done wrong I know I must
have done something right to deserve a hug
every morning and butterfly kisses at night.

Sweet 16 today
She's looking like her mama a little more everyday
One part woman, the other part girl.
To perfume and make-up from ribbons and curls
Trying her wings out in a great big world.

But I remember
Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer; sticking
little white flowers all up in her hair.
"You know how much I love you, Daddy, But if you
don't mind I'm only gonna kiss you on the cheek this time."
With all that I've done wrong I must have done
something right to deserve her love every morning
and butterfly kisses at night.

All the precious time
Like the wind, the years go by.
Precious butterfly.
Spread your wings and fly.

She'll change her name today.
She'll make a promise and I'll give her away.
Standing in the bride-room just staring at her.
She asked me what I'm thinking and I said "I'm not
sure-I just feel like I'm losing my baby girl."
She leaned over…gave me butterfly kisses with her mama there,
Sticking little white flowers all up in her hair
"Walk me down the aisle, Daddy-it's just about time."
"Does my wedding gown look pretty, Daddy? Daddy, don't cry!"

Oh, with all that I've done wrong I must have
done something right.
To deserve your love every morning and butterfly
kisses-I couldn't ask God for more, man this is what love is.

I know I gotta let her go, but I'll always remember
every hug in the morning and butterfly kisses.


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