Father’s Day 2012
man’s heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote
On Father’s Day we lament and honor fatherhood. I don’t know
if men realize how vital their role as father and daddy is to their
children. He is the foundation. A child naturally looks to their father
as the protector and the provider. A
dad has the strength of superman, nerves of steel, the soft comforting
arm of night. He has the wisdom of ages and doesn’t look like it : ) and
the patience of a saint. He is the “jam-remover” by constantly
helping the kids get out of them…whether it be a gentle nudge to teens
slacking on curfew and chores, or getting rid of the overflow of suds
coming from the backyard fountain after the four year old poured bubble
bath in it-- before mom finds out! Thanks, Dad, for having our backs.
The average dad (at least in our family) will wear out a pair of shoes
while the rest of the family wears out a set of tires.
Children need good role models. Little eyes emulate what they see
and hear. They crave security, stability, and love. So, thank you for
the tender discipline, virtues, morals, and emotional fortitude. We
couldn’t fair near as well without that loving guidance. And if your
dad is less than perfect, it might be a good time to forgive his
shortcomings. If he is your hero, it might be time to really acknowledge
The greatest gift I ever had came from God: I call him Dad.
Happy Father’s Day,
To support and encourage Daniel and Angela please contact them -
firstname.lastname@example.org (email), 618-654-5800 (phone),
or write them Small Victories P.O. Box 143 Highland, IL 62249.