Your Son

Dot McGinnis
Reproduced with Permission

Please don't hold it against me.
You know this is what was to be.
If it happened that I wasn't the one,
Someone else would have stole him, you see?

You gave him the love that he needed
When he was a baby, I know.
And, I bet that you knew this would happen,
As you watched your little boy grow.

But, you know that you aren't alone.
For, this happens to every boy's mother
When the son, she so loves, turns into a man
And gives his whole life to another.

I'm the girl that your son has picked
And he's asked me to be his wife.
And, you see, I've said 'yes,' because
You know your son is my whole life.

I know, as we walk down that aisle,
They'll be tears falling down your face.
But please try and remember this,
I can never take your place.

You're the one that he'll always remember
For the sad times you brought him through
And I know that, as long as your son lives,
In his heart, there's a place for you.