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Hi, everybody:

Today is my Dad's birthday; he would have been 76 years old. A friend of mine gave me a throw the other day with a beautiful verse on it called "What Makes a Dad." I have looked for the author, but have been unable to find it as of yet. Perhaps somebody might recognize this piece and let me know; I am grateful for the comforting words. I offer it now in hopes that others may find it as comforting as I did.



"What Makes A Dad"

God took the strength of a mountain,

The majesty of a tree,

The warmth of a summer sun,

The calm of a quiet sea,

The generous soul of nature,

The comforting arm of night,

The wisdom of the ages,

The power of the eagles' flight,

The joy of a morning in spring,

The faith of a mustard seed,

The patience of eternity,

The depth of a family need,

Then God combined these qualities,

When there was nothing more to add,

He knew His masterpiece complete,

And so He called it Dad.

*Author: unknown

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Hi Leann,

I am sorry that your dad was not here for his birthday, But know he is in your heart... I lost my dad when he was seventy six, what I figure is still a young man... This peom is wonderful and thanks so very much for sharing it with all of us... Take care Shelley

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