I didn’t know that there’d be no time
to say I love you a million more times;
to stroke your hair and touch your face,
to wrap you up tight in a warm embrace.
I didn’t know that there’d never again be
a time to snuggle up with a bedtime story;
or sing your songs as we lay on your bed,
or tuck you up tight and kiss your sweet head.
I didn’t know as I waved you goodbye
that I’d never have you again by my side;
I didn’t know that you’d be taken from me,
so suddenly, so cruelly and so tragically.
I didn’t know that this is how it would be,
my little boy lost for eternity;
no years ahead to live and enjoy,
a life snatched away from my precious boy.
I didn’t know that there’d be no tomorrow
just endless days of pain and sorrow;
but for all the tears that I will cry,
I’ll never once whisper a final goodbye.