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Daddy’s Poem

If this doesn’t touch your heart, I don’t know what to think about you. It actually made me cry it is so touching. When they say “Out of the mouths of babes.” , it couldn’t be more true than this is. This was on Facebook a little while back.                                                                             ******************************************************************************

Daddy's Poem

“DADDY’S POEM”
Her hair was up in a pony tail,
her favorite dress tied with a bow.
Today was Daddy’s Day at school,
and she couldn’t wait to go….
But her mommy tried to tell her,
that she probably should stay home.
Why the kids might not understand,
if she went to school alone.
But she was not afraid;
she knew just what to say.
What to tell her classmates
of why he wasn’t there today.
But still her mother worried,
for her to face this day alone.
And that was why once again,
she tried to keep her daughter home.
But the little girl went to school
eager to tell them all.
About a dad she never sees
a dad who never calls.
There were daddies along the wall in back,
for everyone to meet.
Children squirming impatiently,
anxious in their seats
One by one the teacher called
a student from the class.
To introduce their daddy,
as seconds slowly passed.
At last the teacher called her name,
every child turned to stare.
Each of them was searching,
a man who wasn’t there.
‘Where’s her daddy at?’
She heard a boy call out.
‘She probably doesn’t have one,’
another student dared to shout.
And from somewhere near the back,
she heard a daddy say,
‘Looks like another deadbeat dad,
too busy to waste his day.’
The words did not offend her,
as she smiled up at her Mom.
And looked back at her teacher,
who told her to go on.
And with hands behind her back,
slowly she began to speak.
And out from the mouth of a child,
came words incredibly unique.
‘My Daddy couldn’t be here,
because he lives so far away.
But I know he wishes he could be,
since this is such a special day.
And though you cannot meet him,
I wanted you to know.
All about my daddy,
and how much he loves me so.
He loved to tell me stories
he taught me to ride my bike.
He surprised me with pink roses,
and taught me to fly a kite.
We used to share fudge sundaes,
and ice cream in a cone.
And though you cannot see him.
I’m not standing here alone.
‘Cause my daddy’s always with me,
even though we are apart
I know because he told me,
he’ll forever be in my heart’
With that, her little hand reached up,
and lay across her chest.
Feeling her own heartbeat,
beneath her favorite dress
And from somewhere here in the crowd of dads,
her mother stood in tears.
Proudly watching her daughter,
who was wise beyond her years.
For she stood up for the love
of a man not in her life.
Doing what was best for her,
doing what was right.
And when she dropped her hand back down,
staring straight into the crowd.
She finished with a voice so soft,
but its message clear and loud.
‘I love my daddy very much,
he’s my shining star.
And if he could, he’d be here,
but heaven’s just too far.
You see he is a soldier
And died just this past year.
When a roadside bomb hit his convoy
and taught us all to fear.
But sometimes when I close my eyes,
it’s like he never went away.’
And then she closed her eyes,
and saw him there that day.
And to her mothers amazement,
she witnessed with surprise.
A room full of daddies and children,
all starting to close their eyes.
Who knows what they saw before them,
who knows what they felt inside.
Perhaps for merely a second,
they saw him at her side.
‘I know you’re with me Daddy,’
to the silence she called out.
And what happened next made believers,
of those once filled with doubt.
Not one in that room could explain it,
for each of their eyes had been closed.
But there on the desk beside her,
was a fragrant long-stemmed rose.
And a child was blessed, if only for a moment,
by the love of her shining star.
And given the gift of believing,
that heaven is never too far.

FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND

I have always liked this poem, but until now never had a chance to get a copy of it. I hope that it will mean as much to other people as it has to me.

FOOT  PRINTS  IN  THE  SAND

One night I dreamed I was walking

Along the beach with the Lord

Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky

In each scene I  noticed footprints in the sand

Sometimes there were two sets of footprints

Other times there were one set of footprints

This bothered me because I noticed that

During the low periods of my life when I was

Suffering from anguish, sorrow, or defeat,

I could see only one set of footprints,

So I said to the Lord, “You promised me,

Lord, that if I followed You,

You would walk with me always.

But I noticed that during the most trying periods

Of my life there have only been

One set of prints in the sand.

Why, when I have needed You most,

You have not been there for me?”

The Lord replied,

The times when you have seen only one set of footprints

Is when I carried you.”

          Author Unknown

How it all goes down sometimes ~

  • How it all goes down sometimes ~

    They slam you …
    They cut you …
    They stab you in the back …
    They poke their nose in your business where it doesn’t belong …
    They talk bad about you, smearing your character …
    They lie to your face …
    They steal from you …
    They hurt someone in your family …
    Some accidental and still others on purpose …
    They do all sorts of ugly things that we all know are not right …

    and yet, Jesus said to us as His followers that we are to forgive others
    just as our Father in Heaven forgives us. Not going to put any scriptures here …
    as Christians, we know His Word and what He says about the matter and if we are to be the Children of Light … then, let us be Children of Light.

    “Forgiveness”

    It’s the hardest thing to give away
    And the last thing on your mind today
    It always goes to those that don’t deserve

    It’s the opposite of how you feel
    When the pain they caused is just too real
    It takes everything you have just to say the word…

    Forgiveness
    Forgiveness

    It flies in the face of all your pride
    It moves away the mad inside
    It’s always anger’s own worst enemy
    Even when the jury and the judge
    Say you gotta right to hold a grudge
    It’s the whisper in your ear saying ‘Set It Free’

    Forgiveness, Forgiveness
    Forgiveness, Forgiveness

    Show me how to love the unlovable
    Show me how to reach the unreachable
    Help me now to do the impossible

    Forgiveness, Forgiveness

    Help me now to do the impossible
    Forgiveness

    It’ll clear the bitterness away
    It can even set a prisoner free
    There is no end to what it’s power can do
    So, let it go and be amazed
    By what you see through eyes of grace
    The prisoner that it really frees is you

    Forgiveness, Forgiveness
    Forgiveness, Forgiveness

    Show me how to love the unlovable
    Show me how to reach the unreachable
    Help me now to do the impossible
    Forgiveness

    I want to finally set it free
    So show me how to see what Your mercy sees
    Help me now to give what You gave to me
    Forgiveness, Forgiveness

    Lyric Credits: “Forgiveness” by Matthew West.
    Music Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1Lu5udXEZI
    Image Credit: Forgiveness_still frame vid MW Forgiveness_you tube

    How it all goes down sometimes ~

They slam you ... 
They cut you ... 
They stab you in the back ...
They poke their nose in your business where it doesn't belong ...
They talk bad about you, smearing your character ...
They lie to your face ...
They steal from you ...
They hurt someone in your family ...
Some accidental and still others on purpose ...
They do all sorts of ugly things that we all know are not right ...

and yet, Jesus said to us as His followers that we are to forgive others
just as our Father in Heaven forgives us.  Not going to put any scriptures here ... 
as Christians, we know His Word and what He says about the matter and if we are to be the Children of Light ... then, let us be Children of Light.

"Forgiveness"

It’s the hardest thing to give away
And the last thing on your mind today
It always goes to those that don’t deserve

It’s the opposite of how you feel
When the pain they caused is just too real
It takes everything you have just to say the word…

Forgiveness
Forgiveness

It flies in the face of all your pride
It moves away the mad inside
It’s always anger’s own worst enemy
Even when the jury and the judge
Say you gotta right to hold a grudge
It’s the whisper in your ear saying ‘Set It Free’

Forgiveness, Forgiveness
Forgiveness, Forgiveness

Show me how to love the unlovable
Show me how to reach the unreachable
Help me now to do the impossible

Forgiveness, Forgiveness

Help me now to do the impossible
Forgiveness

It’ll clear the bitterness away
It can even set a prisoner free
There is no end to what it’s power can do
So, let it go and be amazed
By what you see through eyes of grace
The prisoner that it really frees is you

Forgiveness, Forgiveness
Forgiveness, Forgiveness

Show me how to love the unlovable
Show me how to reach the unreachable
Help me now to do the impossible
Forgiveness

I want to finally set it free
So show me how to see what Your mercy sees
Help me now to give what You gave to me
Forgiveness, Forgiveness 

Lyric Credits:  "Forgiveness" by Matthew West.
Music Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1Lu5udXEZI
Image Credit: Forgiveness_still frame vid MW Forgiveness_you tube