WHAT MAKES A DAD
God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it ... Dad
Delightful and loving,
Loved and admired,
Dad, you're my hero,
My life you've inspired.
And when all my blessings
Are counted each day,
I thank God in heaven
For Dad when I pray.
Dad thanks for your presence
Throughout thick and thin;
You're more than a parent,
You're my wonderful friend.
~By Ken Brown~
"A" lways there.
THANK YOU, DAD
Thank you Dad,
for giving us a very special gift.
Its the most important gift of all,
That only love can give.
You read us the Bible at bedtime
and taught us how to pray.
You made sure we made it to church every Sunday.
And even though
we acted like we didn't hear a thing,
When I'm in church today,
I hear an old familiar ring.
I've learned alot through all these years,
through the good times and the bad.
I want you to know,
I thank God every night for you Dad.
I can't imagine
how it would be to live life day by day...
Not knowing God, not knowing love,
not knowing how to pray.
It would be so cold, so lonely,
so sad a life I know.
And it's all because of you, Dad.
God's love - we've been shown.
So Dad we want to thank you
on this very special day.
Because of you - we now know
the true meaning of Father's Day.
~By Terri Lewis~
Out in the morning Father goes,
Whether it pours with rain or snows,
Whether the wild wind beats and blows:--
By the fire sit Mother and I
Doing our lessons quietly.
Back in the twilight Father comes,
When I've finished with books and sums.
Not all the noise of all the drums
Is a jollier noise, I know,
Than Father when he says, "Hallo!"
MOST OF ALL
I love you, Dad, for all the things you do.
You make laugh when I am feeling blue.
You can untie the hardest knot of all,
Although I've tugged the lace until it's small.
You know the reason for 'most everything,
Like why it rains and why bees sometime sting,
Like why the sun comes up and flowers bloom,
And why a jet creates a sonic boom.
You are the closest friend I've ever had.
You share with me the times both good and bad.
You play those games I know you hate to play.
And plan a trip for me each holiday.
I love you, Dad, for all the things you do,
But most of all I love you, Dad, for you.
Our fathers toil with hands and heart
To make our lives complete.
They quietly brave the winter cold,
Endure the summer heat.
Our fathers' lives are busy, but
There's always time for us.
They boldly face the ups and downs
And seldom ever fuss.
Our fathers are the greatest dads.
We know you know this, too.
But thank you for the chance to share
Our love for them with you.
INVENTORY OF DADDIES
Daddies have the tools to make
A doghouse or a kite,
Arms to swing you in the air
And hug you very tight.
Lots of games to play with you,
Experiments to try,
Dimes to give the ice-cream man
When he comes whistling by.
Pocketknives and fishing rods,
A funny joke to share,
Hands to help with buttons, and
To fold with yours in prayer.
~By Doris Chalma Brock~
A FATHER MEANS...
A Father means so many things...
A understanding heart,
A source of strength and of support
Right from the very start.
A constant readiness to help
In a kind and thoughtful way.
With encouragement and forgiveness
No matter what comes your way.
A special generosity and always affection, too
A Father means so many things
When he's a man like you...
"The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother."
"To her the name of father
was another name for love."
~By Fanny Fern~
"Fathers, like mothers, are not born.
Men grow into fathers-
and fathering is a very important
stage in their development."
~By David M. Gottesman~
"It is a wise father that knows his own child."
~By William Shakespeare (1564-1616)~
"It doesn't matter who my father was;
it matters who I remember he was."
~By Anne Sexton (1928-1974) U.S. poet~
"I cannot think of any need in childhood
as strong as the need for a father's protection."
~By Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)~
"A Man's children and his garden
both reflect the amount of weeding done
during the growing season."
"The greatest gift I ever had Came from God,
and I call him Dad!"
"A father is a guy who has snapshots in his wallet
where his money used to be."
"If the hat is missin'...I've gone fishing."
"Old Fisherman never die, they just smell that way."
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