“My name is Dave West and I’m Kaley’s dad, and I love her very much. 1,800 times worth,” the voice of their late father can be heard at the beginning of the song.
“What makes Scottie’s birthday even more special, is the fact she shares a birthday with MY DAD, whom she is named after. SHE CAME ON MY DAD’S BIRTHDAY! Talk about life coming full circle.”
“I got inside, walked up the stairs to our room, and that is when I saw him and knew.”
“The dreaded discharge day comes. You never anticipated how agonizing that would be. Before you leave, you make one last trip to see them.”
“Her caregiver said, ‘Becky’s here.’ My mom looks around me and says, ‘Becky?!’ Then in my moment of joy, I realized she was looking for Becky. I was beside her, and she was looking past me in the hopes of seeing her Becky.”
“I don’t remember the rest of the words he spoke, I just remember the look on his face. Just like our wedding day.”
He mentioned if she ever needed company or a place to visit, she was welcome at their home anytime. ‘We’ll be here waiting!’ he said.
“She was so beautiful in her ultrasounds, yet the doctors would only tell me about how ‘scary’ she would look.”
“When my grandfather saw my tears, he asked me why I was crying.”
“I was shocked and yelled to my niece, ‘He just laid under it!’ Wow! I just watched the most amazing act of Patriotism.”