As we de-clutter our lives for a major move soon, I discovered my grandfather’s obituary. Since we were just with family yesterday, I thought it would be good to go over it and tell a few stories. What I discovered was a poem that he wrote, that must forever be passed down to all the fathers in our family and deserves to be a staple on this blog, as it captures the kind of dad I strive to be, and the kind I want to encourage all of you guys reading this to be as well.
A Man To Admire
To the man I have always respected,
To his command I have never rejected.
He seems to be some kind of master mind,
But to each of our problems he always had time.
But there is something I can’t understand,
How he controls himself and never gives a harsh demand.
Sure he is human as everyone else,
But the way that he handles things is something else.
You know, I envy him in so many ways,
When we’ve done something extra, he always gives us praise.
He has set a beautiful example, for everyone to see,
And I will try harder each day,
That type of person to be.
- Always remember…