You probably didn’t know I watched or that my eyes did see

That you have practiced what you preached

And you influenced me.

You spoke your words with power

and you caused me to believe

I thank my God for men like you

for you influenced me.

You taught me by the life you lead

your actions were the key

that changed my whole existance

yes your love influenced me.

And now I’m on the journey to be all that I can be

I thank you, Sir, my teacher friend, for you influenced me.--copyright 1985 SPF