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A father’s role

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My Father – the one I look up to
You taught me, You guided me, You allowed me to unfold.

When I was small I knew you could do anything
When I grew up I realised you had limitations
Those limitations were the ones I placed on you.

As I grew older and more appreciative of you
I realised that you were wiser than I thought you were.
I came to believe that you really loved me
As I knew when I was a child.

There was a time I thought I knew better
And I turned my back on you.
Old fashioned, out of date, yesterday’s hero.
Who wants to listen to the ramblings of an old man?
With his old-time values like character, truth, integrity, faith?

Then one day I remember you telling me
That I am after building a reputation and that’s admirable.
A reputation is what people think about you.
But character, truth, integrity and faith:
That’s what you build when no one is looking at you.
When you learn to trust yourself
When you learn to admire, respect and love yourself.

You told me they can strip you of everything
But they can never take away your dignity.
You can only lose your dignity by surrendering it.
Oh, what a price to pay!

When I remember you, My Father, I remember
Pride, dignity, uprightness, integrity, truth, strength.
You always set the bar to stretch me
To be the best that I could be.
For me, not for you
For me to fulfil all the potential inside of me.
For me to find the unconditional self-love inside of me.

There are times when I feel that I am being carried
On Angel’s Wings and then I look up
And I see You there.
My Father Who Art in Heaven
Hallowed Be Thy Name

Happy Father’s Day!

As I remember Your presence in my life every day
Every day is Happy Father’s Day.

I love You God with all my heart and Soul.

Source: Guidespeak.com


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