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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Prayers for Linda

Please stop by my sweet friend Linda's blog Prairies Flower Farm and express your sympathy to her for the loss of her dad. We  have all been praying but the Lord wanted him instead so let Linda & her family know you are thinking of them during this difficult time. Pray that her sister Shannon arrives in Kansas safely.

Fathers are wonderful people
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 too busy every day
in the gruelling 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 

4 comments:

LV said...

Give my regards to your friend and her family. I have a hard time dealing with death. Thanks for visiting me as well.

Heart2Heart said...

I can't imagine how difficult it is to lose a family member much less a father! May God pour forth His grace, comfort and love on this family and be with them during this time.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Terri Morse said...

That is a lovely poem, Anne. I'll stop by to see your friend. Have a great week. Terri

Annesphamily said...

It appears the url is not working again! If you just google Prairie Flower Farm Linda will come up. I am so sorry for the inconvenience. Any ideas why this url link does not work all the time?