I did it my way

I did it my wayFrank Sinatra

And now, the end is near;
And so I face the final curtain.
My friend, I’ll say it clear,
I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain. I’ve lived a life that’s full.
I’ve traveled each and every highway;
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way. Regrets, I’ve had a few;
But then again, too few to mention.
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption. I planned each charted course;
Each careful step along the byway,
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way.Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew.
But through it all, when there was doubt,
I ate it up and spit it out.
I faced it all and I stood tall;
And did it my way.I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried.
I’ve had my fill; my share of losing.
And now, as tears subside,
I find it all so amusing.To think I did all that;
And may I say – not in a shy way,
“Oh no, oh no not me,
I did it my way”.For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught.
To say the things he truly feels;
And not the words of one who kneels.
The record shows I took the blows –
And did it my way!Yes, it was my way.

This song always reminds me of a man who never followed in anyone’s footsteps.

A man who stood tall and stood proud.
Who raised his children to the best of his ability and who lived his life in an honest and noble way.
This man, I will forever be grateful to call my father.
Who every step of the way, lived life, his way.

Happy 56th Birthday Daddy! 
Gone but never forgotten.
In loving memory. 
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die
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