For your support, encouragement and believing in us- we are grateful. For striving to balance the demands of work, marriage, and children-we salute you. To those who have worked to become good fathers, even without the benefit of hindsight and example-may God enrich you with wisdom, love and insight.
To those who were not always there for their children, but who now offer their love and support-may God help you redeem the lost years. To those wounded by the neglect, distance and hostility of their children- may God grant you grace and healing.
To those who, despite divorce, have remained in their children’s lives- may you reap a reward for your diligence, strength and sacrifice. To those whose children are adopted, and whose love and support has offered healing and refuge- we cannot thank you enough.
Stepfathers, who freely choose the obligation of fatherhood and earned their step-children’s love and respect-we value your commitment. Those fathers who have lost a child to death-may God comfort you.
To those who are single and hope to raise a family- may you know God is with you as you prepare for the journey of fatherhood. For those anticipating grandchildren- may God give you patience and grace. To the overwhelmed, exhausted, and in need of replenishment- May you receive Gods refreshment in this season-you are appreciated. For mentor dads, foster fathers, grandfathers and spiritual fathers-we celebrate you. To all who have warm and close relationship with your children-we celebrate with you.
To those men who are about to become first time fathers this year-may they openly delight in you. To those who lost their dads-we grieve with you.To men who have no children, but cherish the next generation as if they were their own-we appreciate you. This Fathers Day we celebrate all the men in our midst – we cannot celebrate you enough, so to all fathers, all our men. WE SAY THANK YOU.
On a lighter note.
4 years: My Daddy can do anything!
7 years: My Dad knows a lot…a whole lot.
8 years: My father does not know quite everything.
12 years: Oh well, naturally Father does not know that either.
14 years: Oh, Father? He is hopelessly old-fashioned.
21 years: Oh, that man-he is out of date!
25 years: He knows a little bit about it, but not much.
30 years: I must find out what Dad thinks about it.
35 years: Before we decide, we will get Dad’s idea first.
50 years: What would Dad have thought about that?
60 years: My Dad knew literally everything!
65 years: I wish I could talk it over with Dad once more. Adapted from
Happy Fathers day…