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TRIBUTE TO ALL FATHERS

 
TRIBUTE TO ALL FATHERS
WHO ARE WITH US & FOR THOSE WHO GAVE US THEIR LIFE
AND WHO ARE NOW NO LONGER WITH US

“THE LEGENDARY FATHER” – By Just A Poet
[Note: *The first letter in each stance spells FATHER*]
Fables, stories, tales and myths, and even the oldest of legends,
tell of a strong faithful man, who held the whole world in his hands.
Able, funny, cool and kind, a man unlike any other,
his will moves the mountains high, and his smile brings the sun to shine.
Truthful, trusting, brave and bold, a man to rise above all else,
his love beats that of others, his strength of mind saves those in doubt.
Honest, sincere, strong and warm, he is a cut above all the rest,
his thoughts lead the nations first, his actions make the world seem best.
Eager, happy, nice, and true, he’ll be a wall to all things bad,
his hope is a ray of light, his judgment has made things alright.
Rare to find is such a man, I simply call him, DAD.
“REMEMBERING DAD” – Author Unknown
[TRIBUTE TO FATHERS WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US]
When I was…..
Four Years Old: “My Daddy can do anything.”
Five Years Old: “My Daddy knows a lot.”
Six Years Old: “My Dad is smarter than your dad.”
Eight Years Old: “My Dad doesn’t know exactly everything.”
Ten Years Old: “In the olden days, when my Dad grew up, things were sure different.”
Twelve Years Old: “Oh, well, naturally, Dad doesn’t know anything about that. He is too old
                                to remember his childhood.”
Fourteen Years Old: “Don’t pay attention to my Dad.  He’s so old-fashioned.”
Twenty-One Years Old: “Him? My LORD, He’s hopelessly out of date.”
Twenty-Five Years Old: “Dad knows about it, but then he should, because he has been
                                          around so long.”
Thirty Years Old: “Maybe we should ask Dad what he thinks.  After all, he’s had a lot of
                               experience.”
Forty Years Old: “I’m not doing a single thing until I talk to Dad.”
Fifty Years Old: “I wonder how Dad would handle it.  He was so wise.”
Fifty-Five Years Old: “I’d give anything if Dad were here now so I could talk this
                                     over with him.  Too bad I didn’t appreciate how smart he
                                     was.  I could have learned a lot from him, if I listened to him
                                     more.  I TRULY MISS YOU, DAD!”
“MY DAD” – By Leah Hendrie
[ANOTHER TRIBUTE TO FATHERS WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US}
If I could write a story it would be the greatest story ever told,
Of a kind and loving Father who had a heart of gold.
If I could write a million pages, but still be unable to say,
Just how much I love and miss him every single day.
I will remember all he taught me, I’m hurt but won’t be sad,
‘Cause he;ll send me down the answers —
AND he’ll always be my DAD!
“WHAT MAKES A DAD” – Author Unknown
GOD took the strength of a mountain, the majesty of a tree,
The wrath of a summer sun, the calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature, the comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of 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 in 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!
“WHAT IS A DAD?” – Author Unknown
A Dad is a person who is loving and kind, and often he knows what you have on your mind.
He’s someone who listens, suggests, and defends –
A Dad can be one of your very best friends!
He’s proud of your triumphs, but when things go wrong,
A Dad can be patient and helpful and strong.
In all that you do, a Dad’s love plays a part —
There’s always a place for him deep in your heart–
And each year that passes, you’re even more glad,
More grateful and proud just to call him your DAD!
Thank You, Dad… For listening and caring, For giving and sharing,
BUT, ESPECIALLY, FOR JUST BEING YOU!
“THE LITTLE CHAP WHO FOLLOWS ME” – Author Unknown
A careful man I ought to be, a little fellow follows me,
I do not dare to go astray, for fear he’ll go the selfsame way.
I cannot once escape his eyes, whate’er he sees me do, he tries;
Like, me, he says, he’s going to be, the little chap that follows me.
He thinks that I am good and fine, believes in every word of mine,
The base in me he must not see, the little chap that follows me.
I must remember as I go, through summer’s fun and winter’s snow,
In building for the years to be, THE LITTLE CHAP THAT FOLLOWS ME!
“THE SILENT HONOR” – By Joseph Jenson
This world has seen many Fathers who have performed many great and noble things.
Strengthened a nation, silenced fears, relieved suffering and changed the course of history.
Yet the most great and noble Father I have known lives within the walls of my own home.
He performs no extraordinary tasks; No miraculous feats;
He just does what is right because it is right.
He needs no adulation, no praise or glory of men.
He just goes about doing good because that is how it makes him feel.
But there are those that see his goodness.  They are his children.
Indeed, they may not always see, but they know,
That this silent honor iw what they will pass on to their children.
They know that true greatness needs no praise.
It is found in the day-to-day living of unwearied goodness –
They have seen their Father give.
Such goodness is a remarkable thing,
Far greater than any glory found in the annals of history.
For one day the child will say: ‘HE IS MY FATHER,’ AND KNOW IT IS AN HONOR!
“FATHERS ARE” – By Loyd C. Taylor
Fathers…
Are faithful, strong and true, providing for our needs;
They give us words of truth, impacting wisdom’s seeds.
Fathers…
Are always there for us, chasing our fears away,
They work hard willingly, sacrificing each day.
Fathers…
Have firm unerring hands, living the words they say,
They are spiritual leaders, showing us the right way.
Fathers…
Are the unsung heroes, refusing any fanfare,
They avoid the limelight, serving is their desire.
Fathers…
Are GOD’s special people, showing His image true,
They love to hear the words, saying: “DAD, I LOVE YOU!”

“WHAT ARE FATHERS MADE OF?” – By Diane Wright
Little boys are made of snails and puppy dog tails,
But Fathers are made of concern and love,
Read to give when the going is rough,
Or be a throwing partner with a baseball and glove.
Fathers are made of compassion too,
Shown in a different way from Mom’s pure heart–
She is emotional and may cry a lot —
Dad just listens with wisdom to impart
Yes, wisdom that comes from ages ago,
Lived through his Father and generations before,
Stories he relates are sure to fix what ails,
Pulling the right story from his wisdom-in-store.
Fathers are strong to stand in defense of family
With GOD, strength imparted to withstand the fight,
Likened to a might ship with GOD at the helm,
Strife is overcome and at the end, there is light.
“Daddy’s little girl” is sugar and spice to small ears,
Special to Dad in tomboyish pranks, frills or lace,
Feminine wiles displayed to win over Daddy’s heart,
Tilting her head with clown-like expressions on her face.
Fathers are the light of our lives along with GOD,
Shining the way in the darkest of nights,
Helping to ready a small life, who, too
Will be called to be a beacon of light to their own before flight!

“A FATHER’S PRAYER” – Author Unknown
May GOD give you the grace of wit and wisdom to understand that rainbows are only the result of Showers, Dust, and Hope…

Let us be thankful to all the Fathers that have given of themselves to their children (and in some cases to other children) – as many times Fathers don’t receive the recognition that they are so worth of.

Natalie R. Fitten

 

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