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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sunday - my gift to you.


 
To all the wonderful father’s out there and grandfathers – this is your day. Thanks for all the wonderful things you have done for your sons and grandsons.

 

When God created fathers -

When the good Lord was creating Fathers he started with a tall frame.
And a female angel nearby said, "What kind of Father is that? If you're going to make children so close to the ground, why have you put fathers up so high? He won't be able to shoot marbles without kneeling, tuck a child in bed without bending, or even kiss a child without a lot of stooping."

And God smiled and said, "Yes, but if I make him child size, who would children have to look up to?"
And when God made a Father's hands, they were large and sinewy.
And the angel shook her head sadly and said, "Do you know what you're doing? Large hands are clumsy. They can't manage diaper pins, small buttons, rubber bands on pony tails or even remove splinters caused by baseball bats."

And God smiled and said, "I know, but they're large enough to hold everything a small boy empties from his pockets at the end of a day...yet small enough to cup a child's face in his hands."

And then God moulded long, slim legs and broad shoulders.
And the angel nearly had a heart attack. "Boy, this is the end of the week, all right," she clucked. "Do you realize you just made a Father without a lap? How is he going to pull a child close to him without the kid falling between his legs?"

And God smiled and said, "A mother needs a lap. A father needs strong shoulders to pull a sled, balance a boy on a bicycle, and hold a sleepy head on the way home from the circus."
God was in the middle of creating two of the largest feet anyone had every seen when the angel could contain herself no longer. "That's not fair. Do you honestly think those large boats are going to dig out of bed early in the morning when the baby cries? Or walk through a small birthday party without crushing at least three of the guests?"

And God smiled and said, "They'll work. You'll see. They'll support a small child who wants to ride a horse to Banbury Cross, or scare off mice at the summer cabin, or display shoes that will be a challenge to fill."

God worked throughout the night, giving the Father few words, but a firm authoritative voice; eyes that saw everything, but remained calm and tolerant.

Finally, almost as an afterthought, he added tears. Then he turned to the angel and said, "Now, are you satisfied that he can love as much as a Mother?"

The angel shutteth up. 

"Children's children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their father." (Proverbs 17:7).


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:






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48 comments:

Jill said...

That is so beautiful! *HUGS*

Lynn said...

I love that. :) "The angel shutteth up." :)

andy said...

Great post! !!!!! Happy weekend to you

Gloria Hood said...

Just beautiful!

Sandra said...

a fitting tribute to fathers, i did not even know it was fathers day until i read a blog this morning.

BelovedBomber said...

I love that story! What a fun explanation to things that are so true! Enjoy this day!

Knitty said...

That was beautiful.

Beth said...

Just beautiful! Thank you.

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Beautiful quote from Proverbs.

Michaele said...

Hi Chatty. I have missed all the wisdom and humor I received from you blog these past few weeks. Great post as always. I love how your quotes on your header always make me stop and think for just a minute.

Renegades said...

What a lovely read this morning.

TexWisGirl said...

very sweet.

EM Illustrator said...

Love it! ^_^ Hope you're having a great Sunday!

That corgi :) said...

Love that scripture, Sandie. Great story about how God made man :)

I hope your husband has a great Father's Day today!

betty

Ann said...

Oh that is a delightful poem, I need to share that with my loved ones. Happy Fathers Day to yours.
Ann

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love this!! Makes me miss my Dad so much!! love you, Linda

Renae said...

Excellent - thanks, Sandie. I loved the thought of the day. Seems to apply to your past week actually? love, *

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So very beautiful! Hope your having a nice Sunday. Happy Father's Day to all the men you love in your life.

jack69 said...

Enjoyed the spoof on the Angel and creation. Thank God for the JOY OF THE LORD!

Ginny said...

Beautiful, and I love the neon flower!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

This poem brought a wonderful memory to me about my dad. Since my dad was the pastor we hardly ever got to sit with him in church unless there was a guest speaker. Then I could sit really close to him and hold his hand. He had big hands, like the poem says. Thanks Sandie! Haven't thought of sitting with my dad and holding his hand in church in years. Hope you had a great day.

BelovedBomber said...

I just wanted to let you know that my email address is belovedbomber@embarqmail.com I will be camping next week and don't know yet if we have wi-fi service but would love to hear from you.

Susan said...

That was nice, Sandie. Hadn't ever thought of the making of fathers in that way. Hope your day is turning out great. Susan

Paula said...

Wonderful entry Sandie. Hope your hubby is having a nice day.

Grandma Bonnie said...

That is a beautiful poem. Happy Fathers Day

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Hoping you are enjoying a lovely Fathers Day at your house. Our day started out here with my oldest making breakfast for everyone. He loves cooking so did it even though we should have been making breakfast for him instead.

Miss Debbie said...

Very sweet post! Aren't we glad our Heavenly Father is in charge and not angels...or us!!! :-)

mare ball said...

This is so sweet. I love it! Never saw it before. ;)

Ann said...

very nice. Happy Father's day to all the dad in your life

Rhonda said...

What a wonderful post today for all the dads and granddads of the land....thank you

The Boston Lady said...

Sandie, this was the perfect post for Father's Day. Hope you had a good one at your house. Ann

TARYTERRE said...

LOVE it.

Sweet Tea said...

Hello Sandie!
Hope all is well for you and your hubs on this Mother's Day. Hope your husband is continuing to improve. And hope your heart is healing after the passing of your friend.

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Sandie,
How thoughtful of you as always!!
You are a wonderful friend, Sandie.
I wish you too a HAPPY FATHER'S DAY with all your beloved ones!!
Mothers and fathers are golden treasures from God to us.
Have a blessed day, darling!!
Blessings,
Poet Starry.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Sweet post, Sandie, a beautiful tribute to fathers everywhere! Hope you have had a good weekend. Take care!

A Quiet Corner said...

Awesome, Sandie...just awesome!...:)JP

Elaine said...

So touching and true.

Elaine said...

So touching and true.

Debbie said...

awww, so sweet!!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Very touching.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful post, Sandie... SO TRUE.... SO sweet.... So touching.

Hope you and your family had a great Father's Day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Jim said...

Nice post, Sandie! Thank you. :)
..
BTW, I assume this was written back before God finished up mothers by adding eyes in the back of her head.
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The Jones Family said...

Great Father's Day post. Thanks. Have a good week.

Farida of In Love With Sunflower said...

Happy Father's Day too to you husband and I hope he's feeling much better these days. God bless!

SquirrelQueen said...

What a wonderful post for Father's Day Sandie. I hope you had a great weekend!

KC said...

Hi Sandie, May you have a blessed, peace filled day and week ahead. {{{Mega Hugs}}} Much love always, KC

Debbie said...

This is so wonderful that I have goose bumps. I love it!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This was so wonderful to read! Thanks!