Years ago as dad lay dying,
we stood by his bed and wept.
It was there he made a promise
that today, dear mom, he kept.
He held your hand and told you
that before he had to go,
he’d leave you with a promise
because he loves you so.
He told you that he’d miss you,
and that he knew you’d miss him too
Then with tears he promised
when you died he’d come for you.
Years passed quickly since that day
and it came your turn to go.
I saw you smile before you died.
Dad came for you…I know.