Today is Monday, June 17th, 2013; Karen's Korner #2591

Friday, we focused on Flag Day; not Father's Day. But any and every day can be a salute to Dads!
I heard on 'Family Talk' with Dr. James Dobson on Friday, that 43% of families in the United States do not have a dad in their daily family life. And 63% of all teen suicides are from families without a dad. We also all know of families who are doing marvelous things without a father in the home! And there are all kinds of men doing double duty as a Scout or 4-H Leader, Sunday School teacher, grandfather/other relative, and/or great neighbor..
But I think the message is:   Dads, you are valuable!
A couple of poems to honor them:
My Earthly Dad
With these three words,
"Dear Heavenly Father,"
I begin my every prayer,
But the man I see
While on bended knee
Is always my earthly dad.

He is the image
Of the Father divine
Reflecting the nature of God,
For his love and care
And the faith he shared
Pointed me to my Father above.

--Mary Fairchild


Thank You, Dad

Thank you for the laughter,
For the good times that we share,
Thanks for always listening,
For trying to be fair.

Thank you for your comfort,
When things are going bad,
Thank you for the shoulder,
To cry on when I'm sad.

This poem's a reminder that
All my life through,
I'll be thanking heaven
For a special dad like you.



My Hero

My hero is the quiet type,
No marching bands, no media hype,
But through my eyes it's plain to see,
A hero, God has sent to me.

With gentle strength and quiet pride,
All self-concern is set aside,
To reach out to his fellow man,
And be there with a helping hand.

Heroes are a rarity,
A blessing to humanity.
With all they give and all they do,
I'll bet the thing you never knew,
My hero has always been you.