Your devotion’s been unstinting
Your adoration endless
Your commitment never wavered
Your hard work’s been relentless.
Borne out of love, a promise
Exceeded in its honouring
A decision made, so selfless
A generous, heartfelt offering.
Not once could you envisage
The duties now expected
And the overwhelming tasks
That you quickly had perfected.
Your days have been exhausting
And your nights full of waking
Caring, soothing, tending,
Til the dawn’s started breaking.
Now your shift’s almost ended
And you’ve looked back and smiled
At the outcome of your efforts
A well-loved, happy child.
Your work’s not been easy
It’s the hardest job you’ve had
But your daughter and I thank you
For being such an amazing dad.