Sunday, June 22, 2008

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Driving the church bus for the past 14 years.

What's a great dad without an embarassing photo?

Here is one of my favorite songs..."Daddy's Hands"

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 callouses 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 done right. There are things that I´ve forgotten, that I loved about the man, But I´ll always remember the love in Daddy´s hands. Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin´. 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 'til 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. Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin´. 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. Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin´. 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.

Love,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jen,
I love this song. Some Mennonite friends of ours sang "Daddy's Hands" at Elgin's funeral service. It was the first time my children and I had heard it and it so blessed our hearts.
Josephine
www.homeschoolblogger.com/dixiecajuns