The little girl stood, with cone in hand. The ice cream on the ground.
The tears welled up in her eyes, as people stood around.
Tears fell like rain, her heart was breaking, she didn’t know what to do.
Then through the tears, saw grandpa kneeling… Saying, “Grandpa’s here for you.”

Grandpa said to the ice cream man “Another ice cream please.”
“Stack it high and pack it tight.” “We’ve got things to do and see.”
The little girl melted into his arms The sorrow turned to joy.
When grandpa’s near, all is better For grandpa’s little girl.

Oh, grandpa loves you Lucy Girl Forever and always.
When things get tough, call on Him He will lead you through the maze.
When you get to Heaven, many years from now. You will find me waiting there.
I’ll be by the ice cream stand a waiting Just for you to get there .

The little girl grew to a fine young woman. The time went by so fast.
She learned of things not of this world. The things that will always last.
You could see grandpa and the young girl, Walking side by side through life.
When things got tough they called on Him, To help them through the strife.

Oh, grandpa loves you Lucy Girl Forever and always.
When things get tough, call on Him He will lead you through the maze.
When you get to Heaven, many years from now. You will find me waiting there.
I’ll be by the ice cream stand a waiting Just for you to get there .

The young woman cried when grandpa died. As they lowered him in the ground.
Tears welled up, in her eyes As people stood around.
Tears fell like rain, her heart was breaking. She knew just what to do.
So she looked up high to see the Father And heard “Grandpa’s here for you.”

Your, grandpa loves you Lucy Girl Forever and always.
When things get tough, call on Me I will lead you through the maze.
When you get to Heaven, many years from now. You will find him waiting here.
He’ll be by the ice cream stand a waiting Just for you to get here

Oh, grandpa loves you Lucy Girl Forever and always.
When things get tough, call on Him He will lead you through the maze.
When you get to Heaven, many years from now. Your will find me waiting here.
I’ll be kneeling right next to Jesus While I’m waiting for you to get here.

Good night sweet Princess. See you in the morning.
©9-15-06 John Stevens

11-08-2013
Written originally for my grandson Tony (8). People say we are joined at the hip. He is a 24/7 little guy and this is how I “wish”/”hope” life will be lived. I realized I needed to make a copy for Lucy Girl (4) so she will be included.

Ice Cream was written for my grandson Tony (Anthony Stevens) as a reminder how I want to be as an influence in his life. There is also an underlying deeper meaning as to our relationship to God. Our Ice Cream (blessings) hits the ground from time to time because of our neglect or possibly no fault of our own, but God is there if we just look up and see Him kneeling to take us in His arms.

It all started on a Sunday morning when my Pastor said, “imagine a little boy standing there with an empty cone in his hand…. and the ice cream is on the ground. The images came flooding in and by the time first service was over, most of it was written. Since I run the sound system I listen to both Sunday morning services. Much of what I have written about has come from a trigger on Sunday morning or something similar. What do you do when YOUR Ice Cream hits the ground?
It has been sung to a couple of venues.

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One Comment to “Ice Cream (Lucy)”

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    Timothy
    Great write! Beautiful!!!!!!!
    John Stevens
    Thanks Timothy. It fits the Lucy Girl.

    Weeping willow
    Beautifully expressed my friend;] love it.
    John Stevens
    Thank you Ww. When our ice cream hit the ground… just look up.

    victoria
    On those days when life feels like my ice cream fell of its cone…will you be my grandpa too please John.

    This is beautiful…your grandchildren are truly blessed…as are you.
    John Stevens
    You have but to ask Victoria. I re-wrote “Ice Cream” 2006 for a young black lady I met for only 15 minutes. She lost her mother a few months after we met and we have been in touch ever since. Her copy is called “Lemon Cake” because they would make lemon cake on her birthday. Sometimes our ice cream hits the ground and it is nice to tell someone Victoria. I would be most honored to be GPA for you. I tell my my kid’s “Love you forever and always” . Tony one days said to me, “I love it when you say that grandpa.” It does not get any better than that for me. I must be doing something right… even when my ice cream hit the ground.
    Since you ask… thank you and welcome to the family of kids.

    Kelly Rose
    beautiful…makes me wish I knew a grandfather

    HA
    Beautifully written.
    John Stevens
    Lucy is the sweetheart of many people who meet her.
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