Do you remember when I was young and sickly?
That we go to the hospital so often, I think it’s weekly?
You carried me in your arms and embraced me so patiently.
Because Mommy was afraid that anytime, I might die naturally.
When God answered your prayers, and I miraculously live.
You glorified Him and you were greatly relieved.
You promised Him that “Godly parenting”, you’ll try to achieve,
To raise a daughter that will glorify God as long as she lives.
Do you remember when I first sang in front of hundreds of people?
I was five when I volunteered without knowing that I am still feeble.
You sighed as you trained me to sing while being gleeful.
In that auditorium, You and Mom were the most nervous couple.
Do you remember when I started going to school?
You helped me do my assignment and I think that is cool!
Because when I went home crying as you met me in a vestibule,
You realized that you taught me an obsolete alphabet rule! J
There are a lot of memories that we could look back with a smile.
From a simple laughter, outing, and even your dancing style,
To the things that we learned from the trials that you have in file.
A lot of family mementos we would like to dearly compile.
Although you did not live a perfect life,
But you are striving to improve on every side.
You took care of the family and managed every strife.
You’re a good father to us and a faithful husband to your wife.
I wrote this simple poem for a father that stands true,
As you embark another year and greet your life anew.
I hope that you know how much our family loves you,
and we are truly blessed to have a steward like you!