If I had to choose one word to describe my dad it would be constant. He is steadfast, faithful, and never wavers. He is the calm in the midst of family storms. As I’ve grown older I have realized just how much his influence has kept me on course. He does not judge, he does not preach, he does not complain, he loves without condition. Simply put he is our families source of strength and one of the Godliest men I know. I love him very much and am so thankful for his influence, acceptance and love. In honor of Father’s Day I have copied a poem I wrote for him in 2007. It was my thoughts about how his strength countered my foibles. I thank God for him and hope I am blessed to have him in my life for many years.

she came into your life a tousled blonde mess;

a little quirky with a mind of her own,

she tried you – often.

life was stormy and irrational.

curious was an understatement.

rebellious goes without saying.

she loved you with complete trust.

you smoothed the tousled mane,

balanced the quirkiness,

calmed her storms,

reasoned with her,

challenged her mind,

tempered the rebelliousness with acceptance


she is still all of those things and more

she still loves you with complete trust

your uncompromising love remains a constant in her life