Gavin’s Song

It was dad’s last night home. He was leaving again to work in Saudi Arabia (K.S.A.) early the following day. My eyes were dry but my pillows damp. I was nine and with an understanding of why he had to leave. But how much could a child’s mind truly grasp? Years forward, I heard this song and it reminded me of those tearful goodbyes. Marc Broussard sings for Gavin, his eldest son.

This is for children (as we all are or once were) who doubt parental love. This is for all dads and moms who may feel that their kids are ungrateful (It takes time; for life to happen before we fully understand your sacrifices). More importantly, this is for my dad whose efforts I appreciate now more than ever.

   

   

Gavin’s Song

~ Marc Broussard

I wish you freedom
I wish you peace
I wish you nights of stars
That beckon you to sleep
I wish you heartache
That leaves you more of a man
I wish I could be there
But I can’t

I wish you places
That sit so still
Where people never ever change
and never ever will
I wish I could hold you
And make you understand
I wish I could be there
But I can’t

Be good for your mama
Cause she’ll need a hand to hold
Boy, she loves you
More than you’ll ever know
There are rhymes and there are reasons
And times when nothing stayed the same
But you know my love still remains

I wish you wisdom
I wish you years
I wish you armies
To conquer all your fears
I wish you courage for all that life demands
I wish I could be there
But I can’t

Be good for your mama
Cause she’ll need a hand to hold
Boy, she loves you
More than you’ll ever know
There are rhymes and there are reasons
And times when nothing stayed the same
But you know my love still remains

I wish we were together
I wish I was home
I wish there were nights
Where I was never alone
I know I’ve said it
But I’ll say it once again
I wish I could be there
But I can’t

   

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10 thoughts on “Gavin’s Song

  1. My father was gone a lot when I was growing up, too. These words are so beautiful…how wonderful would it be to have your father singing them to you?

    • Yeah. I heard this song by accident while looking for a completely different thing on youtube. It just caught me and transported me back to that time when I would cry because dad was leaving.

      Thank you so much for your time spent reading through my posts.

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