You weren't there in the hospital room,
on the day my life began,
you even missed the very first time
I crawled, or walked, or ran.
You never got the chance to help, when I cried my childhood
you never saw me growing up, and you missed my teenage years.
On the very day you came along, I knew my life was changed,
from the moment that you married my mom, my world was rearranged.
You welcomed me with open arms, and I knew your love was real,
because it was never just words that you said, it was a love that I could feel.
You WERE there in the hospital room,
when my daughter's life began,
you watched her grow and helped us both, as she
crawled, and walked, and ran.
You gladly took the important role, of "Papa" in my kids life,
you've always shown your support and your love,
when our world held turmoil and strife.
You've seen me through the hard times
with your wisdom, advice, and love,
and I know without a shadow of doubt, you were sent from God above.
I know you missed my early days, but you're the father I never had,
I love you more than words can express,
you're my hero, my friend, my dad.