Having lost my own Father, just over a year ago makes this time of celebration, bitter-sweet. It is in the memories that we are made to reflect on our own experiences and the relationship we have had, with this all important person in our life.
For my girls their Dad is an integral part of everything they do, they always look to him for acceptance and affirmation. He is always there as a hand to hold, a shoulder to cry on and a comedian to make them laugh. I do not think that one can under-estimate the influence that their Dad has on their lives. That is why it is so important to always encourage a strong Father – Daughter relationship.
Whether you call him Father or Dad it is all the same, he can mean so many things to different people. Today we reflect on what makes him so wonderful:
What Makes A Dad
“God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it … Dad”
~ Author Unknown
Today we want to say thank you to all these strong and generous Fathers in our lives, some have more than just one. You mean so much to us and words can never do justice to all we want to convey.
A FATHER MEANS…
“A Father means so many things…
An understanding heart,
A source of strength and of support
Right from the very start.
A constant readiness to help
In a kind and thoughtful way.
With encouragement and forgiveness
No matter what comes your way.
A special generosity and always affection, too
A Father means so many things
When he’s a man like you…”
A fathers love is eternal and lives on in the hope and dreams of his children. [box] Colossians 3:14 “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”[/box]
A Message To Our Special Dad:
“To Dad – thank you for loving me and caring for me! All my love Jessi”
“Dear Dad – I hope you have a great Fathers Day and may everyday be as special as today! All my love Alli”
Happy Fathers Day!