Dad, my Touchstone for life,
ready with an encouraging word.
Today I need him more than ever,
the one who always understood.
When my brand new puppy ran away,
Dad drove all over to bring her home.
I hugged her tight with tears of joy,
Blondie, white spaniel my very own.
Every night he tucked me into bed,
told funny stories, face lit up with a grin.
He taught me to read and play chess,
I am who I am because of him.
I fell out of a tree right on my head,
my friend called Dad, he ran all the way.
Carried home in his strong arms I rested,
as he watched over me the entire day.
Dad taught me to ride a bike and drive a car,
knowing the value of learning life skills.
Camping trips, fun at the beach, drive-in movies,
best childhood memories alive for me still.
I miss Dad, my Touchstone for life,
his ready smile, quiet strength, gentle spirit.
Remembering his simple words of wisdom,
Things always have a way of working out.
Even though his words ring true today,
I want to hold his hand as I face this storm.
But I’ll have to close my eyes to hear him say,
Kiddo, don’t worry you’ll be okay.