Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

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I’m grateful for my father, who taught me to follow my dreams.

I know that I complained as a child, following him around from country to country as he did mission work in Europe. But as I watched him achieving his goals–leading teams of people into mission work in Communist countries, starting a large church in Russia in 1991, and inspiring people all over the world–I realized that significant goals could be attained. I wouldn’t be following all of my dreams if it hadn’t been for his courage, dedication, and guidance.

So thanks, Dad! Here’s a poem in honor of Father’s Day.


Life Lessons

By Joanna Fuchs

You may have thought I didn’t see,
Or that I hadn’t heard,
Life lessons that you taught to me,
But I got every word.

Perhaps you thought I missed it all,
And that we’d grow apart,
But Dad, I picked up everything,
It’s written on my heart.

Without you, Dad, I wouldn’t be
The person I am today;
You built a strong foundation
No one can take away.

I’ve grown up with your values,
And I’m very glad I did;
So here’s to you, dear father,
From your forever grateful kid.


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