"Walk with Me, Daddy"

John & Jacob Benoit

Lee County, Florida

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"Walk with Me, Daddy"

Walk alongside me, Daddy

Hold my little hand

I have so many things to learn

That I don't understand


Teach me things to keep me safe

From danger everyday

Show me how to do my best

At home, at school, at play


Every child needs a gentle hand

To guide them as they grow

So walk alongside, me daddy

We have a long way to go


"My son Jacob was born on my birthday in 2002 he is truly his fathers son. Jacob has social & emotional disability. My wife gave me this poem 1 year after Jacob was born not knowing what Jacob will be going through in the years to come. This poem has more of a meaning to it than I thought it would. It has been a long hard road but we will stay strong for the sake of My Jacob."

 ~ John Benoit