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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Happy Father's Day!


Sunday, June 15, 2014 is Father's Day...a day of honor and celebration for our dads and fathers. Not all fathers are dads nor are all dads fathers. Each holds a special place in a child's, teen's or adult's heart. Regardless of the roledad, father or bothnot any one of us could be here without having been fathered. With fatherhood comes a tremendous responsibility encompassing tasks of sharing, caring and preparing for life's journey. 

May this Father's Day be filled with wondrous blessings that continue through each day of the year! To each of you...A Father's Day Salute!


A father's day is every day
Not just one day of the year
Holding a wee little hand
(day time and nighttime)
Wiping away a tear

It's faith, hope, love
All rolled into one
Encouragement, patience
(never giving up)
'Til a task is done

It's being thankful
Gratitude of heart
Knowing what you need
(when you need it)
Right from the start
  
 

It's together time
The thrill of hearty laughter
 Seeing what you're going through
(even if it doesn't show)
The morning of the day after

It's helping with decisions
Staying taut through outs or ins
Teaching life's not easy
(taking the right road)
Supporting losses and wins

It's hurting and being hurt
Holding discipline's place
Leaving behind a legacy

(not of material 'things')
Rewards of saving grace



It's compassion and comfort
When a hug is all that's needed
Priceless moments in time

(Teddy Bear hugs)
Quickly and tenderly heeded

It's shaping, molding
Each life that has begun
Making an investment
(often without return)
'Til the full course is run


It's when having to leave
Looking back with pride
Releasing all the tears
(happiness and heartache)
Bottled up inside

©Sharla Lee Shults