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Monday, June 17, 2013

The men in my life

It has been awhile since I have posted anything, but I thought since it was Father's Day yesterday I would write a little something about the special men in my life.

1 - my father - he has been there since I was born, the good, the bad, you name it.  I have fond memories of laying under one of the cars he was working on and checking it out.  I also remember following him with my hands in his back pocket too.  Now, that I am older, I look forward to our little talks.  He is a good father and a grandfather and I am thankful he is in my life.

2 - my husband - the 2nd man that came into my life.  Right away he was a step dad and he didn't care.  He treated Peter like his own and for that I love him.  We have had our ups and downs, but through it all, I am so proud of the husband and father he has become.  

I found this poem and I thought it was fitting for the special men in my life and for all the other Dads out there:

Only a Dad

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.

So, in closing, I hope all the fathers, biological and step, and grandfathers had a great day enjoying time together with family!  

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