Tonight I guess I need to get a little personal.
Nearly thirty years ago I wrote these lyrics for a little girl. That little girl is now a grown woman and she turned thirty-one today. I have not seen her in a long while, and that has been one of the hardest lessons in Acceptance that I have had to learn.
You see, in spite of my best efforts, I was not the world's greatest father. I made mistakes, I fell short on many counts, of that I am sure. But I was the best father I could be, especially considering the circumstances. One thing I know for certain is that I really tried. I may not have always succeeded, but I know I tried, and sometimes that is all we can do.
So if you are out there reading this, Happy Birthday. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, I hope you are happy and safe.
We'll I cried the day I had to say goodbye to you
and without a doubt it's the hardest thing I've ever had to do
and even though your mom and me don't get along
between you and me there's nothing wrong
I'll see you when I can...Heather Anne
We'll here's a picture of you smiling pretty, sitting on my knee
and here's that drawing of that I love you heart that you colored for me
and though it gets real lonely out here on the road
what keeps me going are the thoughts of you I hold
I'll see you when i can...Heather Anne
and I think of you each night...
and it keeps me from my sleep
never sure if you're alright,
wishing I could hold you tight... and wish you sweet dreams
if you look up to the sky at night and find the brightest star
and you blow a kiss I will catch it here and send it back to where you are
and maybe baby when you're older things will change
and we won't need a judge and lawyers to arrange
when I can hold your hand....Heather Anne