Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

I grew up with two grandfathers who loved me unconditionally and were great examples of men. 




I was blessed to know my father in law and love him as well and boy, oh boy did he adore his grandchildren!

And MY Dad...well, he's my DAD...


My husband is a fantastic father and my children are blessed.  Have you heard this song?  It is a Conway Twitty ditty that seems appropriate today.

That's My Job
I woke up cryin' late at night when I was very young
I had dreamed my father had passed away and gone
my world revolved around him I couldn't lie there anymore
so I made my way down the mirrored hall and tapped upon his door
And I said Daddy I'm so afraid how will I go on with you gone that way
Don't wanna cry anymore so may I stay with you and he said

That's my job
that's what I do
everything I do is because of you to keep you safe with me
that's my job you see

Later we barely got along this teenage boy and he
most of the fights it seems were over different dreams we each held for me
he wanted knowledge and learning
I wanted to fly out west
said I could make it out there if I just had the fare
I got half will you loan me the rest
and I said Daddy I'm so afraid there's no guarentee in the plans I've made
and if I should fail who will pay my way back home
and he said


That's my job
that's what I do
everything I do is because of you to keep you safe with me
that's my job you see


Every person carves his spot and fills the hole with light
and I pray some day I might light as bright as he
I woke up early one bright fall day to spread the tragic news
after all my travels I settled down within a mile or two
I make my living with words and rhyme and all this tragedy
should go into my head and out instead as bits of poetry
but I say Daddy I'm so afraid how will I go on with you gone this way
how can I come up with a song to say I love you


That's my job
that's what I do
everything I do is because of you to keep you safe with me
that's my job you see

My kids are lucky to have a father like their.  Who loves them beyond measure!

I wish you all a blessed day celebrating the special men in your life. 
 I know I will.


3 comments:

Janie Fox said...

loved this!! Your family is pretty dern cute!!

Michelle said...

A great tribute to all of the dad's in your life!

Becky said...

I HAVE heard that song. Love it! And Conway is one of my favorites. My Dad was the best! I miss him so. Good looking family!!