Sunday, June 20, 2010

Only A Dad

Happy Father's Day to Fathers everywhere!  

Here is a poem my mom found off A Wise Woman Builds Her Home.  This poem really describes my dad - he is the most wonderful dad ever!

My dad really loves this poem - my mom read it aloud during our family devotional time this evening!

Enjoy reading this poem!!

Only A Dad
by Edgar Guest

Only a dad with a tired face,
Coming home from the daily race,
Bringing little of gold or fame
To show how well he has played the game;
But glad in his heart that his own rejoice
To see him come and to hear his voice.

Only a dad with a brood of four,
One of ten million men or more
Plodding along in the daily strife,
Bearing the whips and the scorns of life,
With never a whimper of pain or hate,
For the sake of those who at home await.

Only a dad, neither rich nor proud,
Merely one of the surging crowd,
Toiling, striving from day to day,
Facing whatever may come his way,
Silent whenever the harsh condemn,
And bearing it all for the love of them.

Only a dad but he gives his all,
To smooth the way for his children small,
Doing with courage stern and grim
The deeds that his father did for him.
This is the line that for him I pen:
Only a dad, but the best of men. 


I got each of my sisters to write or dictate something they love most about our dad.  Read and enjoy them below!

"What I love most about my dad...I love how he is so interested in my blogging...he loves to see how many new people check my blog out, and brags about it on Facebook!  Also, I think he is just the greatest dad in the world!!!!!" Me (Kelly)

"I love my dad because he is so strong and he can help me do things.  I love my dad because he is the best dad in the world!"  Nancy age 10

"He taught me how to ride my bicycle!"  Beth age 5

"I just yuv Daddy!"  (I did ask her...this was all I got..cute, though!!!)  Gabrielle age 3


"I love the way my daddy tickles and zerberts me!"   Rebekah age 1 (of course Rebekah cannot talk...but she does love it when daddy tickles we thought this is what she might love most about her daddy!!!)

Dad loves us girls, and we love him!   

I hope Fathers everywhere have had a blessed Father's Day!!!!

P.S. Read more things that we love about my dad HERE......

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