Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day

For Father's Day I chose this picture. It was taken approximately 30 years ago after Rick and I first married. We were all at Edna and Nig's house. And as usual, I had the camera. These two dads were the best! 


FATHERS ARE WONDERFUL PEOPLE


Fathers are wonderful people
Too little understood,
And we do not sing their praises
As often as we should...
For, somehow, Father seems to be
The man who pays the bills,
While Mother binds up little hurts
And nurses all our ills...

And Father struggles daily
To live up to "his image"
As protector and provider
And "hero of the scrimmage"...

And perhaps that is the reason
We sometimes get the notion,
That Fathers are not subject
To the thing we call emotion,

But if you look inside Dad's heart,
Where no one else can see
You'll find he's sentimental
And as "soft" as he can be...

But he's so busy every day
In the gruelling race of life,
He leaves the sentimental stuff
To his partner and his wife...

But Fathers are just wonderful
In a million different ways,
And they merit loving compliments
And accolades of praise,

For the only reason Dad aspires
To fortune and success
Is to make the family proud of him
And to bring them happiness...

And like Our Heavenly Father,
He's a guardian and a guide,
Someone that we can count on
To be always on our side.

By Helen Steiner Rice

Both the fathers in my life were huge blessings to me. The memories I have will stay with me forever!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing the poem and the pictures!

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