Sunday, June 19, 2016

To Be A Gentle Man...

In order to raise honest, courageous younger men
we need honest, courageous, older role models.
Thank-you to all the Dads who have made this their goal, love their loved ones with heart, hand and soul 

Strive to do the best you can
Son, to be a gentle man

In this world of haste and greed
Gentlemen are what we need

Men who do not live to please
Desires of selfish ease

Men who stand tall, strong and true
By small kindnesses they do

Men who travel second miles
Though an easy chair beguiles

Men who do not quit the fight
Though their hair is snowy white

Men who know what they believe
And thereby none can deceive

Men of courage, steely nerve
Through remembering Who they serve

Son, learn with humility
To be the best man you can be

…to accept your role with grace
Knowing God made you for this

Glad to stand for what is right
Vow to fight the goodly fight

Dream a dream, work with a plan
But son, still be a gentle man

Learn to value love with deed
One who serves not self, but need

 Listen to That Still Small Voice
Revere the effect of Choice

But mostly help us not forget
You learn by examples we set

© Love, Mom

Aka Janet Martin

Thank-you to my dad who strove to raise strong, gentle sons and daughters by example

Dear Dads,

 The Lord bless you
    and keep you; 
 the Lord make his face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
    and give you peace.”’

Numbers 6:24-26 


  1. Thank you for This well-said encouragement to men - including the intro line " love ...with heart, hand and soul".

    1. thank you too Cyndy. I hope you had a good one. We just returned from a beautiful day at the beach. SO good.(at least I thought so;-)I know in his heart of hearts Jim really wanted to stay home and watch the U.S. Open but the day was HOT and we had no commitments. Those two hardly ever happen together! . (He tuned in right after Dustin Johnson won.)


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