Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day Daddy!!


Before I was even a twinkle in your eye,
God picked you to be my Daddy.
He fashioned my body with a reason and a purpose
and He knew I needed you to help me through this life.

He knew I'd need your strong arms to carry me when I couldn't walk.
He knew I'd need your fun laugh to cheer me when I was sad.
He knew you'd sit with me for hours and cuddle when I felt sick.
He knew your adventurous spirit would make my life so fun and normal.
He knew I would thrive as you shared with me your love of the outdoors.
He knew Mommy needed a strong shoulder to cry on to support her through
tough times.

I do know that Daddies get frustrated sometimes......
because they want to 'fix' things and make the bad times 'go away'---
That's just the way God made Daddies!
I know you would do anything to make my struggles disappear.
I also know that you will always be my biggest fan!
You'll always be my hero!

We're a good team, you and me.
I'm teaching you about God and His eternal perspective.
You're teaching me to enjoy this beautiful life and our journey here on Earth.
We've both learned to be thankful for the little things in life.
You and Mommy don't take any of my accomplishments and milestones for granted.
I revel in the pride that shines from your adoring eyes.
I know that I can try anything if I set my mind to it--
As long as you are behind me to cheer me on and catch me when I fall.

I see glimpses of my Heavenly Father in your eyes......
the love, the pride, the pain and the unconditional acceptance.
I am whole and perfect in your eyes.
I am beautiful and charming in your eyes.
You don't care that I may not be just like all the other little girls......
That's why you love me so much!

One thing is for sure.....
I have you wrapped around my little finger and I won't ever let you go.
Thank you for loving me for who I am and for guiding me towards Heaven......
where someday I will run and jump and maybe even fly!!
I can't wait for the day when I am holding your hand and God's hand
and we are walking together into the sunrise of forever.......
By Cheryl Veenstra

Happy Father's Day Charlie....I read this poem and just knew that it would be exactly what Brooklyn would want to say to you on Father's Day. Thank you for being such an amazing daddy!


Avery said...

thanks for making me cry drinking my first sip of coffee this morning!

Happy Fathers Day Charlie

The MacDonald Family said...

Oh Kelly, That was absolutly beautiful! Happy Fathers Day Charlie!

Brittney Withers said...

So Beautiful, thanks for sharing :)

Cheffie-Mom said...

Kelly, this poem is beautiful. I know Charlie enJOYed a wonderful Father's Day! Hugs to everyone!