To Walk A Mile In His Shoes

Just as men have no idea what it is like to do the things women do each day, we too have no idea what it is like to be a man. The expectations from the Word, the world, the family, even the church are unfathomable to me. Striving to be the best and holding it together because everyone is watching, all the while, unsure. For Father’s Day, I wrote this poem to my dad. Today, I decided to share it with you as we continue to salute the men we love so dearly. Once a year is definitely not enough.

To walk a mile in his shoes

We don’t know how it would be

The expectations of being the head

While the world waits to see


Providing for home and others

Is a weight that is hard to grasp

Never letting us down while lifting us up

My my what a task


The “thanks” are heard and appreciated

But that doesn’t alleviate your stress

To be the man God has called you to be

Each day we see you press


Towards the mark of the prize of the high calling

In Christ Jesus, you will succeed

You are great, great beyond measure

Your praises we publicly sing


We don’t know how you do it

Your shoes are too big to fill

But today we want to say, “Thank you”

Still your greatest has yet to be revealed.

Share this with every man you know. Mother Teresa once said, “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” Today, let’s praise them publicly. Add a comment here or post on facebook or twitter…..I Love You (insert the name of the man/men you love)!


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