by:David D. Hambleton


On the departure of my family from Rota, Spain for San Diego, California in September, 2000; as they went ahead of me to visit family.




Iím happy for the rain

God knows how my heart breaks

As I put you on that plane

Oh, Lord knows that my heart aches


As I look out through the window

And our baby blows me one last kiss

Babe, I wonder if you do know

How much all of you Iíll miss


In Elli-babyís noise and joy

And little Gracieís twirling dance

But most in your smile, sweet and coy

I find my lifeís romance


Outside watching as you take flight,

Iím happy for the rain

It washes away the tears that might

Be showing off my pain