Hi friends.

Well, here we are heading toward another Father's Day Weekend. Which has found me reminiscing about my dad. So I worked through my feelings with another poem. I'd like to share it with you. If you don't like poetry; just move on to another blog. :)

Happy Father's Day in Heaven, Pappy!



You are There

You were there.
To pick us up when we fell;
And to lift us, when we couldn't reach.
You were there...with us;
Dependable and strong.
There to help us, and to teach.

You were there.
To show us right from wrong;
And mold us.
You were there...with us;
To read and sing to us,
And in your arms to fold us.

You were there.
To make it known that work
Is not a bad thing.
You were there...with us;
To show, by example
The pride hard work can bring.

You were there.
Providing for us,
Working, as you were able.
You were there...with us;
Not complaining; but pleased
There would be food on the family table.

You were there.
To laugh and to cry
With your little brood of four.
You were there...with us;
To push us when we would quit;
To do just a little bit more.

You were there.
You commanded respect,
And you were honest and true.
You were there...with us;
We were proud of who you were,
And wanted to be just like you.

You were there.
I remember so many things
Good and not so good about you.
You were there...with us;
With piercing eyes of blue
And a smile that could melt you.

You were there.
Our home was built on a rock.
Your presence with us stayed our fears.
You were there...with us;
As time rushed on, and by,
And months became years, and more Years

You were there.
When your health started failing.
Nothing on this earth can last.
You were there...with us;
As you had to accept help
From your children you helped in the past.

You were there.
And you didn't give up, or give in
Though your physical strength waned.
You were there...with us;
And through all the changes
We all loved you just the same.

You were there.
Sharing your wit and humor
With any family or friend.
You were there...with us;
Til God called you home.
But that was not the end!

You are there!
Reunited with our mother
In the home God prepared in the sky.
You are there...and not with us;
But some day we'll join you,
In our new family home, by and by.


By Jeannie Brickley June 13, 2017


If you still have your father present with you on this earth, please let him know you love and appreciate him this Father's Day. It's hard to shout loud enough to be heard in Heaven. Acknowledge him now while he's still here.

Happy Father's Day to all of you who are Dads!



Jeannie

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VeronicasLuv Premium
The LORD has truly given you a tremendous gift, M'lady.

My dad passed almost 30 years ago; although I wasn't close with my dad, I just knew that he would do whatever he needed protect and provide for me, my sister and, mom. My parents had some rocky times, but I'm grateful for growing up in a 2-parent household.

Such a lovely poem!
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JeanBrickley Premium
Thanks for taking the time to read and reply Veronica Claus. Have no fear. Your real dad lives on in the hearts of all little girls and boys. I'm sure you will get a little extra this Christmas. Lol.
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ChrisScott Premium
Jean, this is so lovely. Brought back so many memories of a most precious, gone to be with Jesus, pops of mine.

Thank you, Luv

-Bear
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JeanBrickley Premium
Thank you for reading Chris. I thought you might like it. :)
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ChrisScott Premium
❤️You gonna make a widdle beah cry.
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JeanBrickley Premium
Oh no. Don't cry widdle bear. It'll be okay. We will see our daddies again some day. :) Until then we can rest assured that they are in good hands. ❤️
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ChrisScott Premium
How do we do the heart thingy?
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JeanBrickley Premium
It's on my iPhone. It is virtually the only one that works though.
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ChrisScott Premium
Cool.
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ericpierre Premium
Thanks Jean! I'm a father of two.
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JeanBrickley Premium
Thanks for reading. Happy Father's Day, Eric! Perhaps you would like to check out my post: What is a Father? You can find it here if you are interested.

https://thesuccessfulretiree.com/what-is-a-father
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ericpierre Premium
Thanks Jean for giving me that link. Your post about being a father is very well written. Was a pleasure reading it! And reminded me of the time our children were still living at home.
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JeanBrickley Premium
Thanks for taking the time to read it Eric. I'm pleased you enjoyed it.
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JulietAA Premium
Happy Fathers Day!
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JeanBrickley Premium
Thank you. And thanks for reading.
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HarveyBrown Premium
Very nice and did bring back memories of my Dad. Thank you for this.
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JeanBrickley Premium
Thanks Harvey. Memories of my dad is what inspired it. :)
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Ivine Premium
Hi Jennie, thank you. Irv.
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JeanBrickley Premium
You are most welcome, Irv. :)
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laurenjean Premium
Oh wow... Jeannie... this is gorgeous. I hope you are selling your poems to Blue Mountain cards. Please shout if you need me to send you the details.
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JeanBrickley Premium
Thank you. I'm not selling them anywhere. Isn't it too long for a card? Lol.
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laurenjean Premium
I don't think its too long... I would submit it for sure!
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JeanBrickley Premium
I entered it in a contest they are having. Thank you. If I would be lucky enough to win first place I would get $350. That would be more than enough to cover next years WA membership. Lol.
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