Nate’s Monday Morning Message
Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message! Summer in Arizona has officially arrived and with that is also one of my favorite days to spend with my children and family – Father’s Day! I am constantly inspired by the men I know who selflessly dedicate their time to their family; who work hard, long hours to provide for their children. Being a father is one of the greatest jobs in the world, and it takes a special man to honor what that responsibility means. To all the great dads reading this today, I want to be the first one to wish you a very happy Father’s Day. May this week be a reminder of the blessings that come from fatherhood. Let’s make it a great week!
Only A Dad, By Edgar Guest
Only a dad, with a tired face,
Coming home from the daily race,
Bringing little of gold or fame,
To show how well he has played the game,
But glad in his heart that his own rejoice
To see him come, and to hear his voice.
Only a dad, with a brood of four,
One of ten million men or more.
Plodding along in the daily strife,
Bearing the whips and the scorns of life,
With never a whimper of pain or hate,
For the sake of those who at home await.
Only a dad, neither rich nor proud,
Merely one of the surging crowd
Toiling, striving from day to day,
Facing whatever may come his way,
Silent, whenever the harsh condemn,
And bearing it all for the love of them.
Only a dad, but he gives his all
To smooth the way for his children small,
Doing, with courage stern and grim,
The deeds that his father did for him.
This is the line that for him I pen,
Only a dad, but the best of men.
WORDS OF INSPIRATION
“Being a father is a surprise for me every day.” – Sean Pertwee
“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” – George Herbert
“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” – William Shakespeare
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano