Sunday, June 17, 2012

For Today...

Footprints
Author Unknown
Walk a little slower, Daddy,
Said a child so small.
I'm following in your footsteps
And I don't want to fall.
Sometimes your steps are very fast,
Sometimes they're hard to see;
So walk a little slower, Daddy
For you are leading me.
Someday when I'm all grown up,
You're what I want to be;
Then I will have a little child
Who'll want to follow me.
And I would want to lead just right,
And know that I was true;
So walk a little slower, Daddy
For I must follow you.

Happy Father's Day to all the dads, granddads, and moms filling in the "Dad" role. You're doing a difficult, (sometimes) thankless job, but one that is absolutely critical in your child's life. Your actions now, in their formative years, will help shape them into the adults you want them to be. Don't screw it up. If you've got a bad habit, a particular vice or weakness, work on it. Drop 20 pounds. Start walking around the neighborhood. Get off the couch and toss a ball to them.

Play with them. Love them. Don't be afraid to let them know that their Daddy loves them with all his heart.

That is all.

7 comments:

Mike G. said...

Thanks for this, I absolutely love this poem

Rev. Paul said...

It's a great poem ... and happy Father's Day to you.

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Old NFO said...

And to you Sir! :-)

Borepatch said...

I'm a sentimental old fool - this touched me to the core.

Don't screw it up.

OK, I'm better now. ;-)

Andie said...

What a great poem...thanks for sharing and (belated) Happy Father's Day to you, Jay G!

Cargosquid said...

Man, it suddenly got dusty in here.