Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy father's day

my father
you are the reason I am the son I am today
your enjoyment of the great outdoors is alive and well, in me
the eye you had for beauty sees on, in myself, and in your grandchildren
your skill for hearing and understanding was not lost, it too, endures
nothing of the essence of you is missing from our family
we have your best thoughts, and deeds and hopes
all are very much alive within the hearts of we, your children
I dedicated my life to serve God a long time ago
only recently did I have any idea what that would mean
You raised me right and gave me strong lessons in what it was to be a man
the quiet strength you possessed so elegantly has been reborn in your grandsons
the woman you loved so much is still very much loved and cared for by the children you blessed with the gifts of your time, your heart, your wisdom.
I have the best dad, still with me, in every way that matters.


Chris Mathieson said...

A lovely tribute.

Netchick sent me.

Donetta said...

You are truly blessed in what you have.

Brooke said...

What a lovely sentiment and very well put.

Amrita said...

Wow David, you have expressed it so beautifully. Praise God for such a wonderful Dad.

EcoRover said...

Nice thoughts, well said.

Anonymous said...

Dave, that is so beautiful. Your beauty with the written word and your emotions brought tears to my eyes. Your Dad was blessed to have a son as wonderful as you! You were deeply blessed to have a man I never knew but sounds like an amazing Father! What a beautiful tribute! I believe that your Dad knows everything that you do and that he knows what you have written about him! So wonderful!
Teri Willardsen

Snaggle Tooth said...

Happy belated Dad's Day!
Your respect for the gifts your father gave you is well expressed, as he lives on in your heart.

Sugarwilla said...

I love when a man can express his love for anything, anyone, and especially his father.

Netchick sent me.....I'm glad I stopped by.

Teena in Toronto said...

Very nice tribute!

I bet Net Chick thinks so too.