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With Gratitude

A hundred years from now,

The thoughts would still be,
As fresh and truer still,

1927 – March 4, 2012

And I know this would never do,
But at least it is the beginning, dear father!

You may not have been the richest father,
But your love and concern was overflowing with richness!

You may not have been the wisest father,
But your thoughts and guidance were the best for me!

You may not have been the worldly ideal type,
But you were the ideal father for me!

I remember my tender young days,
When you hold me in your strong hands,
And we went to pick my tooth at the hospital,
Though it was painful,
I knew I would be okay because you were there with me.

When the school bells rang for the first time,
You were there with me,
In the hallowed halls of that big structure,
To assure me that it was okay to be awed and amazed!

Oh, dad! How time flies!
When I was ready to start a new life of my own,
You were there standing beside me,
Welcoming your “daughter” into our home,
With arms wide open and blessings on your lips.

When we were ready to welcome my first angel,
You were never far away.
Always a ready hand out-stretched,
More like a friend than a father!

Whenever life’s difficulties and obstacles
Rose to unchain the melody of life,
You were always there, saying,
“Son, it is time to move on!”

And when God called you home,
I knew that the road ahead,
Would be much more difficult
Without you – your wisdom and guidance.

But deep inside me,
In the deepest senses of my being,
I know that you’ll be with me, always,
Assuring, leading and guiding me!

Though the paths be difficult,
And the climb steep,
You will be egging me on,
As I take small faltering steps.

Dad, as I look back on the life that you lived,
So abundantly and so fully,
I’m so full of gratitude,
For being my father and making me your son!

Thanks, dad!
I’ll forever remain grateful,
For making me, me!

And this song is for you and me, dad-

There is a paradise of rest
On yonder tranquil shore,
Beyond the shadow and the gloom of night,
Where toil and tears are o’er.

Meet me there, oh, meet me there,
At the dawning of that morning bright and fair;
Meet me there, oh, meet me there,
In the land beyond the river meet me there.

There is a city crowned with light,
Its joy no tongue can tell;
For they who enter shall behold the King,
And in His presence dwell.

There is a crown laid up on high
That Christ the Lord will give
To those who patiently His coming wait,
And for His glory live.

Oh, then be faithful unto death,
Press on the heavenly way,
That we may enter through the gates of life
To realms of endless day.
Composer: Fanny Crosby || Some hymnals show the author as W.R. Lindsay, one of Fanny’s pseudonyms
Music: Ira D. Sankey



Most Inspiring Father’s Day Quotes

To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today || Barbara Johnson

The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him || Proverbs 20:7

A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house || Paul Lewis

He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it || Clarence Budington Kelland

Children seldom misquote you. They more often repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said || Mae Maloo

An effective father devotes himself to become an instrument and model of human experience to his children…accepts and affirms his children for who they are, appreciates them for what they are accomplishing, and covers them with affection because they are his || Gordon MacDonald

One father is more than a hundred Schoolmasters || George Herbert

The footsteps a child follows are most likely to be the ones his parents thought they had covered up || Unknown

He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it || Clarence Budington Kelland

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard.  Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.”  “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply.  “We’re raising boys” || Harmon Killebrew

When God measures a man, He puts the tape around the heart instead of the head || Unknown

Kids spell love T-I-M-E || John Crudele

How true Daddy’s words were when he said: ‘All children must look after their own upbringing.’ Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands || Anne Frank

Father! – to God himself we cannot give a holier name || William Wordsworth

Henry James once defined life as that predicament which precedes death, and certainly nobody owes you a debt of honor or gratitude for getting him into that predicament.  But a child does owe his father a debt, if Dad, having gotten him into this peck of trouble, takes off his coat and buckles down to the job of showing his son how best to crash through it || Clarence Budington Kelland

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father! || Lydia M. Child

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons || Johann Schiller

A father carries pictures where his money used to be || Unknown

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around.  But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years || Unknown

Dad, you’re someone to look up to no matter how tall I’ve grown || Unknown

Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes || Gloria Naylor

The greatest gift I ever had came from God; I call him Dad! || Unknown

Making the decision to have a child is momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body || Elizabeth Stone

Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever || Unknown

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away || Dinah Craik

7 Inspiring Father’s Day Quotes

It is a wise father that knows his own child || William Shakespeare

That is the thankless position of the father in the family-the provider for all, and the enemy of all || J. August Strindberg

Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance || Ruth E. Renkel

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years || Mark Twain

I’ve had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started || Bartrand Hubbard

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection || Sigmund Freud

Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes || Euripedes

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