In light of this, I thought I would share a moving piece of poetry I recently came across. It is titled…
A LETTER TO DAD
There are so many things I’d like
To tell you face to face;
I either lack the words or fail
To find the time and place.
But in this special letter, Dad,
You’ll find, at least in part,
The feelings that the passing years
Have left within my heart.
The memories of childhood days
And all that you have done,
To make our home a happy place
And growing up such fun!
I still recall the walks we took,
The games we often played;
Those confidential chats we had
While resting in the shade.
This letter comes to thank you, and,
For needed words of praise;
The counsel and the guidance, too,
That shaped my grown-up days.
No words of mine can tell you, Dad,
The things I really feel;
But you must know my love for you
Is lasting, warm and real.
You made my world a better place,
And through the coming years;
I’ll keep these memories of you
As cherished souvenirs.
Most of us can relate all too well to the words of this little poem. I only wish my own father was still alive in this world so I could take the time to tell him these things. However, I take solace in the fact that he is alive and well in Heaven. And also that I will one day see him again, when I will be able to say all these things and much more to him. In the meantime, I trust he knows they are true.
SOURCE: I do not know the original author of this poem. I found it in a Father’s Day Message written by Steve Shepherd, Pastor of Jonesboro Christian Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas.