From a Parent’s Heart was written for a son who was in an addiction recovery program at the time. It applies for any parent who has a child struggling with one of the many issues of life. We share for the benefit of other parents, sons and daughters. You’re not alone. Never give up.
The day you began life’s journey And these shoes once fit your feet,
You followed a man with much bigger shoes, You, so innocent and sweet.
You may have followed his examples, You may have shunned them in conceit.
Regardless of paths that lead you here, Don’t lay your life down in defeat.
The road ahead is hard and long, With many obstacles in the way.
You must keep moving forward, Each sunrise is a brand new day.
A fresh beginning is before you, A new outlook is ahead.
You can have a life worth living, Wrong steps lead to a future that is dead.
Your shoes are much bigger today, You’ve now become a man.
Whose footsteps will you follow now? Consider your future as you plan.
Someday you may hold a baby, So innocent and sweet
You will gaze into his eyes and These shoes will fit his feet.
Your love for him will be all consuming, Intensity unfelt before,
You will want to give him all the best. He is beautiful, he’s yours.
What path will you lead this child on? What future will you give him?
Today is the day to think ahead, Each choice, each step affects him.
There will be times you stumble, Just like when you were young.
Did you stay on the ground then? No, you got up and now you run.
So my big man – get up And run with all your might.
Let the will and strength within you Be your power to do what’s right.
Keep focused on your future, Don’t be discouraged by what’s been lost
Don’t let distractions rob what’s yours ahead, When making choices count the cost.
There are others standing with you, We who once gazed in to your eyes
That overwhelming love we felt, Has never really died.
Yes, we’ve had some hard times, We’ve fought, we’ve yelled, we’ve cried.
The hurt has left wounds and scars, But we will never leave your side.
We’ve forgiven but not forgotten, We know your journey isn’t through.
And like that day many years ago, We still want what’s best for you.
The day is fast approaching, When by law, you’ll be a man.
We pray that you’ve awakened, Your future’s in your hand.
Those tiny shoes that you now hold, Represent tiny feet and steps to come.
We know that you will make it, Your not just anyone, you’re our son.
All of our love forever!
Mom and Dad
Written by Bobbi Spargo
This song is for all of my kids: