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Words of wisdom as a blessing for fathers

Dear Editor,

May I enter these words of wisdom from the author unknown as a blessing and encouragement to all our God-given dads on their special honored day. Proverbs 22:1-6

Dad’s Greatest Job

I may never be as clever as my neighbor down the street

I may never be as wealthy as some other men I meet

I may never have the glory that some other men have had

But I’ve got to be successful as a little fellow’s dad.

There are certain dreams I cherish that I’d like to see come true

There are things I would accomplish, ere my working time is

But the task my heart is set on is to guide a little lad through

And make myself successful as that little fellow’s dad.

I may never come to glory, I may never gather gold

Men may count me as a failure when my business life is told

But if he who follows after shall be manly, I’ll be glad

Then I’ll know I’ve been successful as a little fellow’s dad.

It’s the one job that I dream of, it’s the task I think of most

If I fail that growing youngster, I’d have nothing else to boast

For though wealth and fame I’d gather, all my future would be sad

If I failed to be successful as a little fellow’s dad.

Author unknown


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Laverne V. Byrd