Fathers are role models.
Whether they want to be or not, they are.
As God in heaven gave life to our first father in Adam,
He also gave him the role of leader in the family.
From generation to generation He passed it on.
Some men have run from that responsibility.
Some have denied their right.
But thank God there are still some men who find joy in leading their children.
You have done a great job in leading me in the right direction.
Your character of manhood reminds me of our Father in heaven who has said,
“Lean not unto your own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-7 KJV)
As you have allowed me to lean on you throughout the years,
I have found your love and direction has usually been the best path to take.
I am blessed by God to have a Father
Who carries the likeness of his Father in heaven.
You are not perfect or without flaws,
But as you follow our Father in heaven,
I know I can lean on my Father on earth.
12-24-1998 Thursday, Christmas Eve
Written by Gail Brookshire
For my earthly Father Willard Butler Brookshire
As his Christmas Poem for a present