Friday, June 17, 2011

The hands of a father


I remember Daddy's hands folded silently in prayer,
And reaching out to hold me when I had a nightmare.

You could read quite a story in the calluses and lines.
Years of work and worry had left their mark behind.

I remember Daddy's hands, How they held my Mama tight,
And patted my back for something I'd done right.
There are things I've forgotten that I loved about that man,
But I'll always remember the love in Daddy's hands.

Daddy's hands, were soft and kind when I was crying.
Daddy's hands, were hard as steel when I'd done wrong.
Daddy's hands weren't always gentle,
But I've come to understand,
There was always love in Daddy's hands.

I remember Daddy's hands working till they bled,
Sacrificed unselfishly just to keep us all fed.
If I could do things over, I'd live my life again,
And never take for granted the love in Daddy's hands.

~Written by Holly Dunn~

Location:Davao City


  1. Beautiful, thank you!

  2. Joan Elizabeth,
    That baby is actually smiling!
    What a beautiful poem and what a fortunate baby to know the comfort that comes from those hands of Daddy's.

    Thank you so much for sharing your experiences there with us and for these heartwarming pictures of new life being borne.

    G-d Bless you and may he keep holding you and all in your family in His secure hands!


  3. I really enjoyed the poam & pictures! Thank you!

  4. The baby is so cute. Good pictures.

    Miss calamity

  5. Those pictures are a PERFECT complement to that beautiful poem!

    God bless you and keep you safe,


  6. So appropriate a post for Father's Day!
    Thank you to the glory of a GOOD Father!

    To all God fearing Father's, Happy Father's Day!

  7. The pictures bring to mind that you are in the midst of God's miracles on a daily basis & you're sharing those blessings with us! How safe those wee ones are in the hands of their father and how safe we are in the hands of our Father. Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there and praise be to THE Father.
    May your cup runneth over Joan of Arc,
    Grace Tome