Monday, June 18, 2007


A Father and a Dad Are Not the Same

A father and a dad are not the same:
One can be a dad and not a father,
Or one can be a father and not bother
To earn through love the more endearing name.
Some find fatherhood a bit too tame,
Leaving all the details to the mother,
Or dumping the sweet burden on another
Man with just a passing twinge of shame.
You have been our dad so many years
That you've become the landscape that is home,
The mountain that we look to from afar.
No matter where we go we're not alone,
For you remain within to still our fears
And be the word that tells us who we are.

I am so thankful for the wonderful man that God has given me to be the father of my children and DAD to all those children that God has given us. Not many men are willing to take a child totally unknown to them, love them and care for them as their own. Many of the times not knowing how long that child will even be in our home. Makes no difference to him. He sees them all the same no matter how they came into our home. Just wanted to wish you a HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!!


Marsha said...

Happy Father's Day Rod and PaPa!!!!!!!!!! Hey waiT, I did not get an invite :(

Amah said...

It was wonderful to spend a family day together - on campus at the Karate tournament watching the kids get all thier prizes!! It was great!!