Sunday, June 21, 2009

My Dad

A little tribute to my dad that I wrote a couple years ago for him at Christmas:

A pillar of strength
On whom many rest
A father of children
Who counts himself blessed

Born to a family
That was torn into two
Adopted again
By God made anew

A man whose heart
Seeks after his Lord
Bound forever
By an unbreakable cord

Drawn ever to service
To others he gives
Especially his family
At home where he lives

A warrior at heart
One of God’s mighty men
He fights for men’s hearts
For his King them to win

Eyes full of laughter
Deep wells of love
Endlessly filled
By the Love from above

Spending time with his family
To him brings more joy
Than getting the newest
Gadget or toy

A playground for children
Always ready for fun
A comforting presence
From whom nightmares must run

Husband and father
Mentor and friend
Servant and teacher
Prince to the end

Happy Father's Day, Dad.

5 comments:

Millardthemk said...

That is absolutely wonderful! Would you mind if I used it at some point as long as I gave you credit?

Rien.Tel said...

Use it how, Millard?

Millardthemk said...

As in give to me father as some point. Not like publish it, though, I think you could!

Millardthemk said...

Perhaps not. Great job regardless.

BrittLass said...

Sorry it's taken me so long to reply. But, yeah, I think I'd rather you didn't give it to your dad. I don't mind if you show it to him and tell him that it makes you think of him. It's just, well, I wrote this for my dad, about my dad. It's kinda personal. And personalized. You ought to try doing one yourself. I bet it would mean a lot more to your dad if you gave him something you wrote about him than if you gave him something someone else had written.