Happy Fathers Day

A Father's Day Message


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...
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 can be...
But he's so busy everyday
in the grueling race of life,
He leaves the sentimental stuff
to his partner and his wife...
But Father's 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.

1990 - The Helen Steiner Rice Foundation


When the good Lord was creating Fathers he started with a tall frame,
and a female angel nearby said, "What kind of Father is that?
If you're going to make children so close to the ground,
why have you put Fathers up so high?
He won't be able to shoot a marble without kneeling,
tuck a child in bed without bending,
or even kiss a child without a lot of stooping."

And God smiled and said....
"Yes, but if I make him child size,
who would children have to look up to?"

And when God made a Father's hands, they were large and sinewy.
And the angel shook her head sadly and said,
"Do you know what you are doing? Large hands are clumsy.
They can't manage diaper pins, small buttons,
rubber bands on pony tails
or even remove splinters caused by baseball bats."

And God smiled and said...
"I know, but they're large enough to hold everything a small boy
empties from his pockets at the end of a day..
yet small enough to cup a child's face in his hands."

And then God molded long, slim legs and broad shoulders,
And the angel nearly fell over.
"Boy this is the end of the week, all right," she clucked.
"Do you realize you just made a Father without a lap?
How is he going to pull a child close to him
without the kid falling between his legs?"

And God smiled and said...
"A Mother needs a lap. A Father needs strong shoulders
to pull a sled, balance a boy on a bicycle,
or hold a sleepy head on the way home from the circus."

God was in the middle of creating two of the largest feet
anyone had ever seen when the angel could contain herself no longer.
"That's not fair. Do you honestly think those large boats are
going to dig out of bed early in the morning when the baby cries?
Or walk through a small birthday party without
crunching at least three of the guests?"

And God smiled and said...
"They'll work. You'll see.
They'll support a small child who wants to
ride a horse to Ban bury Cross, or scare off mice at the summer cabin,
or display shoes that will be a challenge to fill."

God worked throughout the night,
giving the Father few words, but a firm, authoritative voice;
eyes that saw everything, but remained calm and tolerant.
Finally, almost as an after-thought, he added ~ tears.

Then he turned to the angel and said,
"Now are you satisfied that he can love as much as a Mother?"

And the angel was quiet.

~ Erma Bombeck ~


I Miss You Daddy

If tears could build a stairway
Memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to heaven
And bring you home again.

Thinking of you on Father's Day
Wishing you were here.
Always knowing in our hearts,
that you are always near.
You are in our thoughts,
And in our prayers too.
Not a day goes by that
We do not think of you.

Happy Father's Day Dear Daddy

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