Fathers are wonderful people
too little understood,
And we do not sing their praises
as often as we should…

For, somehow, Father seems to be
the man who pays the bills,
While mother binds up little hurts
and nurses all our ills…

Father struggles daily
to live up to “his image”
As protector and provider
and “hero of the scrimmage”…

And perhaps that is the reason
we sometimes get the notion
That Fathers are not subject
to the thing we call emotion

But if you look inside Dad’s heart,
where no-one else can see,
You’ll find he’s sentimental
and as “soft” as can be…

But he’s so busy everyday
in the grueling race of life,
He leaves the sentimental stuff
to his partner and his wife…

But Father’s are just wonderful
in a million different ways,
And they merit loving compliments
and accolades of praise

For the only reason Dad aspires
to fortune and success
Is to make the family proud of him
and to bring them happiness…

And like our heavenly Father,
he’s a guardian and a guide,
Someone that we can count on
to be always on our side.

© Helen Steiner Rice


This page is dedicated to all Fathers, Grandfathers
and Father figures who play such important
roles in our lives.
Oftentimes we take for granted your courage, love,
guidance and strength but always remember
our love and our sincerest thanks go
to you for all that you have made
possible in our lives…….We love you very much!

3 Comments »

      • Ditto! So was my Dad! Although we enjoyed the present, he would always bring up little things that I did and the funniest things that I said as a toddler. Memories brought so much joy to his heart as they do mine today! ❤️

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