Every other Friday I make the drive

to the first small town across the county line

and grab a cup of coffee while I wait.

I pull in to the front of the school,
wave bye to your teacher when I see you.
As you buckle up, I ask how's your day.

And as we pull away, you say,

"I'm so ready for the summer,
I'm so angry that it rained.
Can we stop and get a soda?
What will we do today?"
It's these little things I live for,
what I hold on to most.
I don't know if you know,
so I'm telling you now.

Oh, you make me proud.

Sometimes the lines can be
a bit blurred in the middle,
but I do my best to try and play my part.

I know you've got your mama,
and I would never want to take her place
I'm just glad to have a place in your heart.

And when you hear this song I made, someday,

I hope I'm still there in your future,
I hope you don't hate my mistakes,
I don't spend time making excuses,
but I try harder every day
'cuz it's these little things I live for,
what I hold on to most.
I don't know if you know,
so I'm telling you now,
Oh, you make me so proud.

And I know you'll have a thousand thoughts that I can't answer.
But I promise I'll be honest when I try.
And I hope that when you're grown you'll look back on me
and smile.

And I hope you'll call and say,

"I remember when you sang this,
I didn't know it was for me.
You know I will always love you,
want to grab a bite to eat?"
Cuz it's those little things I live for,
what I hold on to most.

I don't know if you know,
so I'll tell you now,
Oh, you make me so proud.

This one is for you, I hope I made you proud.