The wind swept her hair, and rattled her view.
For a while she didn’t know which way to go.
But she knew her daddy’s voice and when to watch for his cue.
As the wind died down, calm came in, and she was made whole.
The fire blazed through her heart and shook up what she thought was truth.
She looked for her father, but couldn’t see where he’d gone.
She fell to her knees, and prayed. Albeit, uncouth.
A cool rain came to quench the flame leading her where she needed to be all along.
When her breath was caught, she cried out “Daddy, I can’t see you!”
The earthquake shook and she stumbled. Wondering what she had done wrong.
Wanting to turn back, but no quitter was she. She would go through.
After what felt like the last straw, came the most beautiful song.
For up ahead was her Daddy. Smiling. Waiting. Arms open wide.
“I thought you had left me Daddy. This journey we started. Where did you go?”
Upon embrace, a tear escaped, and everything came crashing, even her pride.
Her daddy looked at her with wild love and excitement, then held her close.
“My how you’ve grown, my daughter, my girl.
I know it’s been hard what you have walked through.
But look how tall you are! You look so strong, alive and thrilled.
You knew my voice. You knew what was inside. You knew you couldn’t lose.
And now that you have walked a path that felt alone, you know you can trust.
My daughter, I would never leave my girl on her own!
You are my gem. My treasure. I spent a lot of time thinking you up!
Never forget, Daddy knows his daughters’ heart, and will always lead her home.”