Here you are at age two.
Happy Father’s Day to you.
I am proud to bear your name.
To know the man that you became.
I inherited your faith in God above.
You gave me all your care and all your love.
You left me for your Father at age 96.
Gave me strength after polio when I was 6.
As I get older
This picture speaks to me.
For under my aging skin
There is a boy who once was two.
Who grew up to be a dad like you.
Thanks for the lessons
For showing me that
God is great.
That I was always good.
The child in you
Lives on in me
As you’re with your Heavenly Father in eternity.
Your Father is the same as mine.
May you be that child again
With the angels and the divine.
You were a great fisherman
With reel, line, and rod.
So blessed we are both
Thankful children of God.
Lord, on this special day I honor those who have carried the cross of fatherhood.
Lord, I give thanks to You for my father and for his example of stewardship for me to follow.
Lord, as my Heavenly Father, I give thanks to You for the gift of Your Son Jesus Christ. For in His birth, death, and resurrection we, as father and child, will always be together in Your Eternal Love and Light. Amen
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Jack H. Emmott is a Senior Counsel of Gray, Reed & McGraw, LLP, a 145-lawyer full-service firm in Houston, Dallas, and Waco, Texas, a Board-Certified Family Law and Master Credentialed Collaborative Law Professional Divorce Attorney, Mediator, Author, Entrepreneur and Inspirational Speaker. For more information about Jack or his latest book, Bending Angels: Living Messengers of God’s Love, go to the Bending Angel website.