WHAT WILL I TELL THE CHILDREN
2004 Bonnie Wilson Daniels


In a little white house just down the street
With a picket fence all around
Once lived a happy family
Where love was always found
But tonight the words were harsh and cruel
And some angry things were said
Daddy left with a slamming of the door
As mommy tucked the children into bed.

Chorus:
Mommy, where did daddy go?
Is he coming back home again?
Will he love us like he did before?
Can he still be our best friend?
Their questions ring inside her head
She doesn't know where to begin
And her heart is sad as she wonders
What will I tell the children?

He is often late for dinner
Too busy for little league games
Never around for birthdays
Always some cause to blame
She no longer understands the man
Behind his secret mask
And she wonders just what she will say
To the questions the children ask...

Chorus:
Mommy where did daddy go?
Is he coming back home again?
Will he love us like he did before?
Can he still be our best friend?
Their questions ring inside her head
She doesn't know where to begin
And her heart is sad when she wonders
What will I tell the children?

Bridge:
It's a tangled web some choose to weave
Made of little lies meant to deceive
Hurting the ones we should protect
Breaking their trust, losing respect
When little hurts and fears begin to grow
Hold the children close and let them know
They must be strong and always believe
In God, their Father who will never leave.

Chorus:
Mommy, where did daddy go?
Is he coming back home again?
Will he love us like he did before?
Can he still be our best friend?
Their questions ring inside her head
Now she knew just where to begin
Her heart was at peace with the answer to
What will I tell the children?

Tag:
Lord, be a Father to my children.