It was one grand day,
When I ventured into the path I know I need to be;
Hoping that with the track I'm taking,
Learning will be mine for the picking.
And so it started out that way,
The need to be productive and earn my way;
Had led me to a road that’s both tough and rewarding,
For I’ve learned more than what I am searching.
I’ve seen you led unobtrusively,
Letting us learn things our way;
And with gentle hands you straighten our path,
When we stumbled and missed our shot.
When our quirks and foibles make lesser men squirm,
Your good humor helps us learn a few important things;
By your smiling example we journey through life,Trying hard to be responsible while keeping that childlike delight.