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Lessons Learned From a Father

Date: 6/13/2005

- written by Kurt J.

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

- written by Kurt J.

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.


Chris & Dan

Grateful Sons & Daddies

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Happy Father's Day

June 19, 2005