On his way home he saw his friend coming down the road, flying faster than the wind, and knowing him, probably drunk again. He flashed his headlights in warning, Sheriff’s right around the bend.

He was sitting alone when his daughter got home, her beautiful smile and heart of gold reminds him of his wife. Oh, why did she have to die? He misses her so. His daughter is eighteen now, the center of his world. He cherishes the memories of the years gone by, but she’ll always be Daddy’s little girl.

When his daughter came in, she gave her daddy a hug, and kissed him goodnight. Oh, how she was growing up! She headed for bed but then stopped to say, I saw a friend of yours today, he said to tell you thanks for flashing your lights. He was going too fast, so he slowed his car down. He was thankful he didn’t get stopped by the sheriff. He was drinking that day, that would’ve been arrest number three, and he’d hate to be sitting in jail, locked away.

The very next day there was a knock on the door. The state trooper told him, “You better sit down.” He knew right away what he was about to hear. A river of tears flowed from his eyes as he pleaded in vain, “Please don’t tell me it’s true”. The Officer told him his daughter said it was that friend of yours who caused the crash. Her very last words, “Tell daddy I love him”. If only he hadn’t flashed his lights cause now his little girl Won’t Be Home tonight.

 He longs to just once more hear her coming in the door! Her hugs and kisses and her radiant smile are now his constant dream. He knows he must do all he can in memory of her. He’s spreading the word let the “Law” do their job. If you have a heart that’s a great place to start.

From Heaven above he hears her voice as it echoes in his ear. “Daddy, daddy, please drive with care, make sure someone else’s little girl gets home tonight!”

“I love you daddy!”

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