Written by Kathi Stringer


You're such a little one,
    a special little one.
Your laughter rang out loud,
    how I used to cherish that sound.
And when the circus came to town,
    you would beg to see the clowns.

Sometimes when you had bad dreams,
    you'd see a monster, and then you'd scream,
I'd come running down the hall,
    tell you it really didn't happen at all.

Picking flowers as she played,
    bringing them to me, she would say -

Don't ever leave me, hold me tight,
    all through the day and the darkest nights.
Then with her little trembling hands,
    she would smile, and hug me tight as she can.

The silver moon and shooting stars,
    magic wands and candy bars.
Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny,
    little noses, sometimes runny.
Dear God, I'd never leave you honey.

Watching her friends play through the window pane,
    daydreaming of castles and horses manes.
The tiny wheelchair later held her frame,
    her spirit unbroken, my little flame.

My tears parted on winter rain,
    when the ugly germ doused my little flame.
Where are the puppies and the summer dress,
    I felt them stolen as I laid her to rest.

The circus clowns and Easter Bunnies,
    my little girl thought they were funny.
Sometimes in the whistling wind,
    I hear her voice, reminding me of the good times when -

Barbie dolls and the robin sings,
    bedtime stories and jumping beans.
Flowers, cake and candy,
    hunting for sea shells, little feet got sandy.

Like the memories in my mind,
    words come back from time to time -

Don't ever leave me, hold me tight.
    Hold me all through the day and the darkest nights.
Then with her trembling hands,
    she would smile and hug me tight as she can.

It seem so unfair,
    that my little light is no longer there.
Now only a pretty stone,
    I hope at last , my baby is at home.

I know you're out there somewhere,
    and I want you to know that I really care.
I miss you and I love you too,
    but back then there was only one thing that I could do -

I never left you and I held you tight,
    all through the day and the darkest nights.
And with my trembling hands,
    I hugged you back tight as I can.

The silver moon and shooting stars,
    magic wands and candy bars.
Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny,
    little noses, sometimes runny,
Dear God......I'll always love you honey.