Sunday, October 4, 2009

Simple Sunday - My Sons' Daddy

~ so thankful for Jeff...my sons are blessed beyond words to have him as their daddy
Here's a poem we read recently for school, as we studied the virtue of loyalty. I thought this was highly appropriate for our family, especially the line that says, "Only a dad with a brood of four..." :)

Only a Dad
~ Edgar Guest

Only a dad with a tired face,
Coming 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,
One 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,
For the sake of those who at home await.

Only a dad, neither rich nor proud,
Merely one of the surging crowd,
Toiling, striving from day to day,
Facing whatever may come his way,
Silent whenever the harsh condemn,
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.

"The best of men" - yes, that sums it up nicely.

5 comments:

Misty said...

Love the emotion and connection in that picture!

Jeff Fisher said...

I love you! Thanks for the encouragement!

Kristy said...

As usual, I have enjoyed catching up on your blog. You and your family are precious!

Margie said...

I always appreciate the way you build up, praise, and honor Jeff. Yet another gift you give to both your sons and to him.

busymomof10 said...

LOVE that picture!!! How precious!