Originally Posted 5/7/17
Grant you we are in May as this week of remembering comes up. We are also coming up on Mother's Day. I would like to remind the world that some Moms are both Mom and Dad to their children. Some children have 'parents' who are "absent" even when they are physically present in their child's life. So for this year (Mother's Day and Father's Day alike) I wish to reach out to parents and children both. What really matters to you? What is 'family'? What does 'respect' mean to you?
Parents.... "see" your children for who "they" are 'inside'.... really 'see' them.
Children.... respect who you are and spread that respect to your parents as well. Grow into who you are.... that alone should make your parents proud.... do it for you.... it's a double gift.
Dawn Kiss published a note.
June 14, 2010
Please join me....
This is a subject that has been front and center with me for the last couple of years. This Sunday coming is Father's Day. A day we are meant to honor our fathers.
Over the years I have seen fathers reject what their grown children try to offer as an honoring because the children didn't turn out the way they wanted them to. I have seen children totally dismiss their fathers out of lack of interest, lack of respect and lack of love.
It saddens me greatly that anyone would simply 'dismiss' another person...no matter who that other person is. Yet this is unfortunately the way at least part of the world is. Children and parents alike have hung onto old hurts and misconceptions of the other person. They have lost so much time with each other. So many treasures gone.
From the eyes of a child
When I was two and I saw you I thought...
Who is that man?
How old is he?
Is he someone I should know?
Is he a part of me?
Then at three I began to see...
He treats Mom nice
I guess he must be alright.
And as I grew I saw through you...
He's just as scared as I am
He doesn't know what to do
No one gave us a manual
to help get us through.
I found independence and thought...
The older I got
the harder the lot
for now I have a mind of my own
but here I am...still living in his home.
So all grown up and out of the house...
To breathe so freely
To feel so completely
To have a child of my own
Lord...is this how scared he was?
Now the years have gone by...
Time has claimed another man
now needing help from another's hand.
Those years have slipped on by
we lost so much...Lord please tell me why?
And who are we Lord?
And what is a father
and what is a child
but the genes of each other
shared and switched 'round.
So for this moment...
I honor him for we may not have tomorrow.
For all the things he was... or wasn't...
He was a learning experience for me.
From all I learned... I am content this day
for my spirit has been set free,
and I thank him for all he has been and all he will ever be.
created by Dawn Ellen Kiss
copyright June 14, 2010
I ask each of you to look at your lives. Honor your parents, honor your children, honor yourselves. This Father's Day make memories that will last you a lifetime. Find those treasures that have been lost. Don't let them get buried again. And for those of you who are close to your fathers...how wonderful. I commend you on your love and devotion to each other.
To all the Fathers out there.... may your world offer you memories to feed your soul... to carry you into your "Golden Years" and beyond.