Me and the girls

Never let you down

Me and the girls

She sits staring out the window

Watching for his truck to pull in the drive

He said he’d be here at 3:30

But now it’s fifteen after five

Her sister sits in her bedroom

Cuz she knows that he won’t show

Too many times left disappointed

She quit believing long ago

 

A girl needs a daddy

And he’s just never been

He hasn’t done what he said he’d do

Since I can’t remember when

But I’ll be right here waiting

So that when you come around

I’ll do everything a dad should do

And I’ll never let you down

 

Years have passed, he still ain’t here

So I’m your ride to the mall

I see you staring at your phone

To see if you missed his call

You tell me thanks and hop on out

I’ll just come back to pick you up

I whisper “I love you” under my breath

As you walk away from my truck

 

A girl needs a daddy

And he’s just never been

He hasn’t done what he said he’d do

Since I can’t remember when

But I’ll be right here waiting

So that when you come around

I’ll do everything a dad should do

And I’ll never let you down

 

The preacher says “Who gives this woman?”

My voice trembles, “her mother and I”

Next to me, your mother is sniffling

And you’re there all dressed in white

You kiss my cheek and tell me “Thank you”

And you whisper to me, “Don’t be sad”

I grit my teeth, fight back tears, and say

“Thanks for letting me be your dad”

 

A girl needs a daddy

And he’d just never been

He hadn’t done what he said he’d do

Since I can’t remember when

But I was right there waiting

And when you finally came around

I did everything I knew to do

I hope I didn’t let you down

34 thoughts on “Never let you down”

  1. Oh man! This one always gets me in the feels! I cry like a baby every time I read it. Oh, wait, maybe it’s my allergies.

  2. Big fat ugly tears. I wish I’d had someone like you every time my father let me down. At 45 it’s been many many time since I was 9. My mom is a kick ass single mom and she did her best but a girl wishes for a daddy and he doesn’t have to be blood. Keep doing what you’re doing.

  3. I my daughter got me reading your posts when I would ask her what she was laughing about. I’m glad she did, you make my day better, most days. I lost my daughter in November, 2016 in a car accident, she was only 31. I read your posts and always think of her with tears and a smile. She loved to laugh and I thank you for making her laugh and me as well. What you wrote was wonderful!

  4. I have read this before and hits close to home. I was raised by my dad that met my mom when I was 4. They had just started dating when he came to the house one of the 1st things I asked him was if I could call him dad. 26 yrs later he still is the best dad a guy could ask for.

  5. Wow, you’re daughter is very blessed to have a wonderful dad. At 48, I still wish I had a dad. I had a wonderful grandpa, but it’s not the same.
    My husband tried to be the dad my daughter never had. He’s been in the picture since she was 2. She finally quit pushing him away at 24 when she finally realized a dad doesn’t have to be blood.

  6. There’s water dripping from what ceiling or something. Dammit Stoney.! Your family is blessed to have you. What a wonderful read.

  7. I love reading this every time I see it. As a divorced mother and a “step parent” this really pulls the heart strings.

  8. I love this so much. I love everything you write, but this one here gets me every single time. Y’all are so blessed to have each other. ❤

  9. I love reading what you have wrote. It comes from the heart so you know it means a lot! I read this knowing that I would cry again, but I read it anyways!! The love you have for your family is the most precious gift!! Keep on, keeping on Stoney!!

  10. Sniff sniff……this is just beautiful. It just makes me appreciate the great men out there everywhere….like mu hubby, you, my dad, others that love unconditionally and are always there.

  11. I love this. My “dad” left when I was born and my daddy stepped in when I was 5. This hits home on SO many levels.

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