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)!