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Lessons Learned From a Father

Date: 6/12/2006

Why don't we take the time

To count the lessons learned from our Father?

Put in writing the faith, wisdom, and values

Given to us unselfishly

Do I even realize all that he has given?

All that was sacrificed and shared

For my benefit?

What is the best way to say thank you

For a lifetime of gifts

That did not come with ribbons and bows

All went to the clay

That shaped who I have become

His loving hands sculpting my core

Guiding me with love and truth

Then letting me stand on my own

Maybe if I face each day

Going forward with respect and integrity

Accepting my failures

And taking responsibility for my actions

If I never gloat at my victories

Nor let them go to my head

If I am humble and kind

Taking care to share with my children

What was given to me

Or maybe I just say Thank you, Dad

Thank you.

- written by Kurt J.


Chris & Dan

Grateful Sons and Daddies

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