Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's 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 grueling 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.

[Helen Steiner Rice]

Proverbs 20:7 … The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.