Sunday, February 21, 2010

These Hands

Sweet baby Samuel being held by his mommy and daddy.

My Daddy's Hands

I came into the world

And reached for your strong hands,

My tiny fingers knew you,

Before I could understand.

Your hands proudly held me,

And smoothed my newborn hair.

They'd grow to love and tickle,

And toss me in the air.

Your hands are the teachers,

That catch and throw a ball.

That steady my two-wheeler,

And soften each new fall.

Your hands are the guideposts,

That set and keep the rules.

Offer good advice and wisdom,

And cheer hard work in school.

Your hands are my anchor,

As I leave my childhood home.

Shake my hand and pat my back,

As I live life on my own.

One day I'll have a child,

And come to understand.

The power of love,

Held in my Daddy's hands.

By Teri Harrison


Catherine Anne said...

Love this

Kate said...

This image is so lovely as are your words!

Sherri said...

I might just have to print and frame this for his room! Thank you dear friend for the post, it is beautiful. :)

Jenilee said...

I love that picture!!! What a sweet treasure from your pregnancy. :)

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Love this!

Sharon said...

awww that's such a sweet perspective!

righteousnessbyfaith said...

great shot and moment captured!

Becky said...

Super sweet!

the monkeys' mama said...

awwww Melissa! I love it!