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  • Writer's pictureTrey Harper

Song For My Children

Every once in a while, an artist puts into words the things we tend to forget to say. In 1989, Garth Brooks released, “If Tomorrow Never Comes”. In summation, the song tells a spouse that, despite failings, one’s love for them is deep and abiding. (Ironically, He would divorce that spouse years later.)

            In 2018, Dave Barnes sang a similar song, though he is more focused on his children (hopefully he won’t be putting them away). Parents may find the words worth repeating to their children. We all need those little reminders from time-to-time. My son, I love you. I should say that more often. The lyrics are:

I swear sometimes I miss you, like I’m already gone,

Your little laugh, the sunset on your face.

I hope I’m years and years from leaving, a good ways 'til goodbye, there’s things I need to tell you just in case.

May your life be long, your friendships deep, may your heart be kind and true. I pray you know the peace of God and how dearly I love you.

I thought that I was living until you came along. now all of you are all a part of me. Every breath you take, a blessing.

Every smile, a gift to me. Every day with you is twice as sweet.

May your life be long, your friendships deep, may your heart be kind and true. I pray you know the peace of God and how dearly I love you.

Someday you may need forgive me for the things that I’ve done wrong. You can blame me for the things I’ve handed down.

But I beg you see my brokenness is how the light got in amazing grace, oh how sweet the sound.

May your life be long, your friendships deep, may your heart be kind and true. I pray you know the peace of God and how dearly I love you.

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