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Sunday, February 6, 2011

For All the Devoted Dads

Saw this today and thought...."this would make an awesome Father's Day post!"  And I just might post it again in June because I love it so much and it made me cry.  But that's also the reason why I felt I had to share it today and not wait.  So, read on below and remember to be grateful for all those daddies in our lives who wrestle and tustle with our babes, and work so hard to provide them with a warm home and food on the table.

Only A Dad

Only a dad with a tired face,
home from the daily race,
Bringing little of gold or fame
To show how well
he has played the game;
But glad in his heart that his own rejoice
To see
him come and to hear his voice.

Only a dad with a brood of four,
of ten million men or more
Plodding along in the daily strife,
Bearing the
whips and the scorns of life,
With never a whimper of pain or hate,
the sake of those who at home await.

Only a dad, neither rich nor
Merely one of the surging crowd,
Toiling, striving from day to
Facing whatever may come his way,
Silent whenever the harsh
And bearing it all for the love of them.

Only a dad but he
gives his all,
To smooth the way for his children small,
Doing with
courage stern and grim
The deeds that his father did for him.
This is the
line that for him I pen:
Only a dad, but the best of men.

From the book "A Heap o' Livin'" ©1916

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