When you're a child so very small,
The older folks seem mighty tall.
You are impressed with many things,
Sometimes amazed at what life brings.
Life seems so very big to you,
Sometimes you don't know what to do.
You need some help along the way,
With brand new questions every day.
God gave us all a Mom and Dad,
For this we should be very glad.
We need them both to guide our ways,
To show us how to live our days.
For when we're small we do not know,
And can't decide which way to go.
Cause life's too big to understand,
Mom and Dad must guide our hand.
I have a Mom and Dad you know,
I thank the Lord He made it so.
So many things I can do now,
Just because they taught me how.
Mom taught me how to make my bed,
And comb the hair that's on my head.
She taught me how to tie my shoes,
How not to cry when I would lose.
Dad taught me how to ride a bike,
When I was just a little tyke.
Baseball is a game I love,
Dad taught me how to use a glove.
I can't believe he didn't cry,
When that baseball hit his eye.
I threw it very hard that day,
He said "It hurts, but that's okay,"
Mom taught me how to set the table,
She played with me when she was able.
She taught me how to do the dishes,
Of course it was against my wishes.
So many times I went astray,
I made mistakes most every day.
And when the price had to be paid,
Across my tail the belt was laid.
It was not done incessantly,
But only when it had to be.
Sometimes when I crossed the line,
I had to pay with my behind.
There's so much more that I could say,
Of what they taught me every day.
You see the list is very long,
They did not want me to go wrong.
I thank the good Lord up above,
He gave me folks that showed me love.
I didn't then, but now I see,
Why they were very strict with me.
Mom and Dad both did their best,
To see that I would pass the test.
They knew that there would come a day,
I'd leave the nest and fly away.
Now that I'm grown, so much I see,
For I have kids, God's gift to me.
My folks taught me what to do,
Now I can teach my children too.
I thank you Lord for Mom and Dad,
I thank you for the life we had.
I thank you Lord because you knew,
I'd need them both to make it through.
I love you Mom, so very much,
I'm very glad I've felt your touch.
No matter where I happen to be,
You're always there inside of me.
I love you Dad, oh yes I do,
And thank the Lord because He knew.
The day would come when I'd be glad,
That He picked you to be my Dad.
My heart belongs to God above,
Every day I feel His love.
I work for Him while on this earth,
A job assigned before my birth.
My little brother's name was Ray,
He came to earth but didn't stay.
Just one year then he was gone,
Back to God he traveled on.
The day will come when I shall die,
And go to dwell with God, on high.
I want to see them all that day,
My Mom, my Dad, and baby Ray.
Thank You Lord.
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