I Love You This Much by Jimmy Wayne – For All the Boys Who Weren’t Blessed with an Involved Father
All he wants is his father’s love. He sees other children, some of them his friends, surrounded with the love and support of their dad, and he stands alone, knowing he’ll spend his life without the comfort and love of a father. This broken heart is much different than that of losing a dad by death…this broken heart comes from losing a dad who leaves by choice.
I Love You This Much by Jimmy Wayne, is a country song about a father who is never around and a little boy who desperately wants to be with him, but mostly to feel loved by him. Sadly, his father isn’t capable of giving this part of himself to his child. Unfortunately it’s an all too common occurrence.
Most of us know someone who is facing or who has faced this heartbreak in life. Look in the eyes of that person you know with compassion, and give them an extra big hug, because those of us who grew up knowing a father’s love, have some responsibility to share our blessings with those who live everyday with this painful void: Today I hugged my husband as tears filled his eyes when this song played as I wrote this review; breaks my heart and only love fixes something like this.
My father loved all of us, and he loved my husband too, he shared his love unconditionally, and now my husband’s tears fall for the love my father shared with him, and not as much for the love he never really felt from his own dad. The video poem, When a Son Loses His Father, was written by me based on my husband’s loss of his mostly absent father.
(Lyrics) I Love You This Much, and I’m Waiting On You..Here’s the very moving video by Jimmy Wayne, ‘I Love You this Much’
Unfortunately there are many families who have experienced an absent father, or one who just wasn’t able to give his heart. This video was created and the words written by me for a family member who, unfortunately, lived a life like this. Unlike me, he didn’t know the devoted love of a dad, although as written near the end of this piece, ‘..to have this love in him, his dad must have done a few things right’.
Note: Article was originally posted January 2014: https://web.archive.org/web/20140821215122/http://brite-ideas.squidoo.com/country-song-about-a-father-who-was-never-around