Happy Dad’s DaY friends!

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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.”

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.”

Then God molded long, slim legs and broad shoulders.

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?”

God smiled and said, “A mother needs a lap. A father needs strong shoulders to pull a sled, balance a boy on a bicycle or 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 ever 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 see everything, but remain 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?”

And the angel shutteth up!

By Erma Bombeck

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Dearest friends..Enjoy your special day.

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24 Responses to “Happy Dad’s DaY friends!”

  1. elmers brother says:

    Being an intentional father is hard work. I’ll be the first one my little girls give their heart too. If I don’t treat them right they’ll look for another man to fill that role. My son needs me to show him how to treat a woman with respect and honor. If I fail he’ll shirk his role as both husband and a father.

    I’d like to think being a father is more than just being an ATM machine. I need to work harder though, being a father is who I really am.

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  3. Gayle says:

    Wonderful post, Angel, and Elmer’s Brother is right on! He’s the sort of father I would have wanted if I’d had a choice in the matter.

    Blessings! :)

  4. Tim says:

    My first Father’s Day as a dad!

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  10. Brooke says:

    EB, that is a fantastic thought!

    Great tear-jerker post, Angel!

  11. Angel says:

    Thanks alls!!! :)

  12. Always On Watch says:

    Love this posting and love Elmer’s Brother’s comment.

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    HAPPY DADDY’S DAY TO ALL!!!!!!!

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  15. Tim says:

    I’m terrified of screwing up my son’s life.

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  18. ABF says:

    Happy Fathers Day all .. and thanks Angel…

  19. cvmay says:

    Gd and his angels gave to me a “Mentor & Hero”, disquised as a father. I am constantly thankful. happy father’s day, DADDY!!! Love, cvm

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  21. The MaryHunter says:

    Thanks, Angel, you’re always coming up with JUST the right post for certain days. Really moving.

    So girl, hope you and your baby girl(s) had a super duper weekend with dad, had him put his feet up for a spell!

  22. Angel says:

    Thanks y’alls so so much! :)

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  24. elmers brother says:

    Tim, try not to worry. Have fun and if Christ is the center things will work out.