Every Child Needs A Dad

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The sun came up on a brand new day.

For families everywhere, it was time to play.

But for one man, the day was not so sunny.

He went to work and started his day, but all he could see in the world around him was sadness.

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Dark clouds followed him everywhere. It wasn’t funny.

He came home at night to an empty house.

All was quiet as a mouse.

His wife and kids were nowhere to be found.

The man and his wife had grown apart.

His wife left him, and took the kids with her too.

Now he was alone.

The man said, “Now what am I supposed to do?”

The man prayed.

He said, “I’m sorry, Lord, for all I’ve done. Please forgive me and bring my family back.”

He continued to pray and think out loud.

What the man saw next was very surprising.

The sun returned. No more dark cloud.

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His heart lit up with joy and warmth as he looked at the picture inside his wallet.

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The smiling faces of his kids seemed to say, “Daddy, we love you. We’re not far away. We’ll be with you everyday.”

The man thought and could finally see.

Again, he got down on bended knee.

As he did so, this is what he heard…

“I love you, son. I always have.

Move forward now, you must move on,

Even though your kids are gone.

You will love them and hold them tight.

They will never be out of sight.

So don’t be gloomy, don’t be sad.

Every child needs their dad.”

The man got up and began to speak as if his kids were there, “Even though we live apart”, he said.

“You’ll always be inside my heart.”

 

The weeks went by.

It wasn’t long before his kids came home.

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They sang and played and hugged their dad.

He loved them more than he ever had.

Then one day, it was time to go.

His little girl said, “Daddy, I love you so.

Can you come, too?”

With tears in his eyes, the man looked at his daughter and said,

“No child, I can not.”

“Your mom needs you, and your brother, too.”

You run along, now, and then one day,

You’ll be back again to play.

Always remember how much I love you.

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Even though we live apart,

You’ll always be inside my heart.”

 

The years went by, the children grew.

They saw their dad a lot, those two.

They’d have fun. The time flew by.

When it was time to go, they’d always cry.

“Daddy, I don’t want to leave,” the girl would say.

Dad would say, “I wish you could stay.”

“It’s just so hard, Daddy. I don’t like this. Can’t you come and be with us?”

The man gently kissed his daughter’s forehead.

“Cheer up, girl,” he said. “Don’t you cry, don’t you fuss.

Daddy loves you oh so much.

It will be okay.

We’ll get through this, we always do.

If you’ll only come back soon.”

He hugged her tightly as he said this.

“Always remember how much I love you,” he’d say.

“Even though we live apart,

you’ll always be inside my heart.”

 

The years went by. The children grew.

They grew until they were twenty-two.

The girl came to see her dad again.

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But this time it wasn’t to play with him.

“I’ve met someone, Daddy. Here he is.”

The man hugged his daughter, hugged her tight.

“Take care of each other and make sure this man treats you right,” he said.

The girl looked at her dad with a smile and said,

“I love him so much. We fit together, we two.

It reminds me of being with you.

We’re getting married. It’s happening soon.”

Then the girl’s expression changed. She started to cry.

“Daddy, I’m going to miss you.”

They hugged each other once more, and the man said,

“I will miss you, too.

But I’m so happy for the two of you.

Move forward now, you must move on.

You’ll be happy together.

One day you’ll have a little girl to love too.

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You will love her and hold her tight.

She’ll never be out of sight.”

Then he kissed her.

“Don’t be sad, Mandy. Every man needs a girl to love.

And every child needs a daddy.

Come see me again soon.

Even though we live apart,

you’ll always be inside my heart.”

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