My Little Boy

The moment he was born
I held him in my arms
And fell in love when he looked up at me
Barely three years old
He'd crawl into my bed
And I'd dry his tears from a scary dream

Lunch box in hand, he climbed up on that bus
Heading off to first grade, looking so grown up

The day had finally come
To send him on his way
Tears of sadness - tears of joy
No words can describe
The way I felt inside
He'll always be
My little boy

In sixth grade he got glasses
And braces on his teeth
Saved up for his first guitar and pitched for little league
He passed driver's ed
And when he turned 16
Worked hard at his first job and aced his ACTs

When I took him to college, he hugged me ‘goodbye'
I saw the last eighteen years, flash before my eyes

The day had finally come
To send him on his way
Tears of sadness - tears of joy
No words can describe
The way I felt inside
He'll always be
My little boy

Dressed in black ‘n white
A tall and handsome man
Our family and our friends are gathered ‘round
He kisses the bride
They cut the cake, we throw the rice
Their lives have just begun
I'm so proud that he's my son

The day has finally come
To send him on his way
Tears of sadness - tears of joy
No words can describe
The way I feel inside
He'll always be
My little boy


Written by Dave Tough & Jan Linville © 2008

Contact: Dave Tough * 5801 Tee Pee Trace * Cane Ridge, Tennessee
615.554.6693 www.davetough.com