Saturday, June 16, 2012

Father's Day

"My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it." - Clarence B. Kelland

"Father! - to God himself we cannot give a holier name." - William Wordsworth

"It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons." - Johann Schiller

To learn to be a father and a husband
Is not an easy task
Particularly when one's own father
Is not someone you should ask
Required to learn in the midst of the job
And overcome what you have seen
In order to break the cycle of anguish
And bring reversion to the mean
But my Dad was able to do just that
With a godly wife by his side
A man who learned over many years
The joy that comes from losing pride
Although his earthly father was broken
With difficult issues and regrets
He found his peace and ultimate worth
From the Father in heaven who protects
Every man should leave a legacy
For his loved ones to thank God above
My father's greatest gift to me
A living example of THE father's unfailing love

In a way that mirrors my Heavenly Father, my earthly father has stood beside me through all my trials, sins and imperfections.  Thank you Pops.  I love you.

 Hear, O sons, a father's instruction,
    and be attentive, that you may gain insight - Proverbs 4:1