Butterfly Kisses

Artist: Bob Carlisle | Album: Butterfly Kisses (Shades of Grace) | © 1996 Diadem Music Publishing / SESAC / Polygram International Publishing

There’s two things I know for sure
She was sent here from heaven
And she’s daddy’s little girl
As I drop to my knees by her bed at night
She talks to Jesus, and I close my eyes
And I thank God for all of the joy in my life
But most of all, for . . .

Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer
Stickin’ little white flowers all up in her hair
“Walk beside the pony Daddy, it’s my first ride”
“I know the cake looks funny Daddy but I sure tried”
Oh with all that I’ve done wrong
I must have done something right
To deserve a hug every morning
And butterfly kisses at night

Sweet sixteen today
She’s looking like her momma
A little more every day
One part woman, the other part girl
To perfume and makeup
From ribbons and curls
Trying her wings out in a great big world
But I remember . . .

Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer
Stickin’ little white flowers all up in her hair
“You know how much I love you Daddy, but if you don’t mind
I’m only going to kiss you on the cheek this time”
Oh with all that I’ve done wrong
I must have done something right
To deserve a hug every morning
And butterfly kisses at night

She’ll change her name today
She’ll make a promise
And I’ll give her away
Standing in the bride room
Just staring at her
She asked me what I’m thinking
And I said “I’m not sure, I just feeling like I’m losing my baby girl”
Then she leaned over . . . and gave me . . .

Butterfly kisses with her momma there
Sticking little white flowers all up in her hair
“Walk me down the aisle Daddy it’s just about time”
“Does my wedding gown look pretty Daddy? Daddy don’t cry”
Oh with all that I’ve done wrong
I must have done something right
To deserve a hug every morning
And butterfly kisses,
I couldn’t ask God for more
Man this is what love is
I know I’ve gotta let her go
But I’ll always remember
Every hug in the morning
And butterfly kisses . . .