Fathers are wonderful people -by Helen Rice Steiner
Hi there everyone! As most of you know, we are approaching Father's day. I personally want to thank God for a wonderful father who raised 5 beautiful daughters who all thought they were number one. From my first Tricycle to my Prom dress, somehow I looked like a princess.
Sunday June16, 2019, tributes should start pouring in.
Here is a poem by Helen Steiner Rice
Fathers are wonderful people and too little understood.
And we do not sing their praises as often as we should...
For somehow, Father seems to be the man who pays the bills,
While Mother binds up little hurts
And nurses all our ills...
And Father struggles daily
To live up to 'his image'
As protector and provider
And 'hero of the scrimmage'...
And perhaps that is the reason
We sometimes get the notion,
That Fathers are not subject
To the thing we call emotion,
But if you look inside Dad's heart,
Where no one else can see
You'll find he's sentimental
And as 'soft' as he can be...
But he's so busy every day
In the grueling race of life,
He leaves the sentimental stuff
To his partner and his wife...
But Fathers are just wonderful
In a million different ways,
And they merit loving compliments
And accolades of praise,
For the only reason Dad aspires
To fortune and success
Is to make the family proud of him
And to bring them happiness...
And like Our Heavenly Father,
He's a guardian and a guide,
Someone that we can count on
To be always on our side."
Helen Steiner Rice
Born 1900 to 1981.