Dear friends: Whatever your religious background, or spiritual believes, whatever your concept of God or Higher Power is, I invite you to take a few moments today to turn within. Please turn off your phones and technologies for 5 minutes. Make sure you won’t be disturbed or distracted. Take a few deep breaths and…
Fathers’ Blessing I give thanks for all expressions of fatherly love. My relationship with my father may have been positive and nurturing or difficult and challenging. He may have been a strong presence during my childhood, or he may have been absent. We may be part of each other’s lives today, we may be estranged,…
Blessing for Fathers I honor all father figures in my prayers. Today is an opportunity to recognize and honor the fatherly influences in my life, whether their role is a parent, mentor, teacher, or coach. Their encouragement and guidance gave me the gift of believing in myself. My prayers also include fathers and stepfathers who…
A Father’s role for his daughter
Is so important and crucial too
She constantly learns so much from him
He is a guide, her whole life through
“Father: The Changing Role” Each generation brings change To all the roles of family As each new unit forms Different ways are clear to see We are moulded by the experiences Shaped in our early childhood Our parents views of their roles Became the truth we understood Different families merge In life, their ways and…
Today’s Father The Father of today Is free to take his role In any direction he wants He can set his own goal Fathers of the past Were shackled to society Having to always fit in Blinkered from other ways to be Not allowed at the birth No sharing of the nurturing Only some playing…
This poem was written for my dad on his birthday: Three Women’s Love Evelyn was the very first With a love so strong and pure A mother’s love is limitless Continuing on forever more Doreen’s love has been steadfast As girlfriend, fiancee and beloved wife You’ve shared so much over the years With all the…
Garth Callaghan is known as the “Napkin Notes Dad.” He began writing notes to his daughter Emma when she was in kindergarten. Eventually it became a daily practice, tucking a napkin note in her lunch with words of love or encouragement. A cancer diagnosis caused Callaghan to worry he wouldn’t see Emma graduate high
What do I want my boy to be?
Oft is the question asked of me, And oft I ask it of myself–
A dad is someone who
wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off you up, and lets you try again.
A father sees his son nearing manhood.
What shall he tell that son?
You held my hand
when I was small
you caught me when I fell