Sunday, June 18, 2017

We Thank You, Dads...

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads of the world...
What an undertaking you have; the training up of a child

It's sweet, watching our son-in-law be 'daddy'!

Praying for all dads and God bless those who look to a higher Abba to lead them

For learning how to laugh and joke
And seek life’s greater good
As you shoulder the salient yoke
Of tender fatherhood

For letting go of dreamer's quest
To tie a tiny shoe
To recognize that living’s best
Is looking up to you

For giving with nothing to boast
But little hands to hold
Because, what a small child needs most
Cannot be bought or sold

For balancing check-books and chores
And learning to love noise
For many interrupted snores
By doors and girls and boys

In place of freedom, love’s sweet bond
The bliss when baby smiled
In place of fantastical Want
Practical need of child

For sacrifices overlooked
And underpaid, for debt
That trains the heart, oft overbooked
To trust God for The Yet

For all the second miles you trod
To make a wee one glad
We ask strength and blessing from God
And deeply thank you, Dad

© Janet Martin

 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

So thankful for my dad, a humble role model to a family of ten 'youngsters' :)

‘“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.”’



  1. Lovely Janet. You always capture the heart so well.

  2. Amazing tribute. Thank you

    1. am blessed with lots of dads around me who are trying their humble best to be good dads. thank-you Martin.


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