Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Daddies That Did

This is a story about Daddies

who wanted to show God to their kids.

They planned, packed, kissed the mommies good-bye

and camping is what they did!

The Daddies arrived, the children unloaded.

Tents were pitched. Agendas were ditched.

Off to explore,

little Indians ran and played.

The Daddies inhaled

and praised God for the splendid day.

God took the praise

and replied in the form of a kiss-

From their little children

whose mommies they did not miss.

These Daddies wanted to show

God to their kids

So they rallied their troops, put on hiking boots

and ascended the Mountain is what they did.

The path was beaten, the children arrived

a little tattered and bruised

But how could you explain

with words a beautiful view?

The rocks, the trees, the buzzing of bees

revealed God along the way.

But the view from the top

removed any words they could say.

The children praised God

for His amazing creation plan.

God received their praise and returned it

with their Daddies extended hands.

There were some Daddies who wanted to show

God to their kids....

So they descended the Mountain, grabbed a snack

and to the river is what they did.

The sound of rushing water, the feel of pebbles smooth

and the still reflection of the sky blue

Were all ways of God showing His kids

how He delights in you.

The Daddies gave God praise for creating

a perfect place to play and splash.

God received the praise and sent it back with

the glorious sound of their children's laugh.

There were some Daddies who wanted to show

God to their kids.

They built a fire for their children

to dry off and warm.

They cooked them supper and fed them campfire entrees

that were not the everyday norm.

They laughed and played,

giggled, talked and chattered.

The children delighted in the fact that they had

their Daddies and nothing else mattered.

There were some Daddies who wanted to show

God to their kids...

it's no surprise

that is exactly what they did!


Heather said...

The DADDIES took the kids camping all by themselves? No mommies??? That rocks. Please tell me the mommies went to a spa and then to dinner and a movie. Those pictures are beautiful and the poem is perfect!!

Is it some kind of good lookin' daddy club?

Stacy said...

Heather, Thanks for stopping by! These guys planned, packed and prepared with no female prompting or manipulating. This trip was completely their idea! AMAZING!! As far as their looks they are all good looking but that trait is at the bottom of list. They LOVE God, their wives and obviously their kids. Each one of these men are moving mountains for their children. I am honored to know each of them.

Katy Lin :) said...

this is wonderful! what a great time for everyone! and what great daddies! :)

ChristiS said...

That is awesome!! My husband has been planning on doing this with our boys, but hasn't been brave enough quite yet! Bless you and your beautiful poem!

Allmykids123 said...

That looked like so much fun! I can't believe that the Daddy's did that on their own! I loved looking at the pictures.

StacyRenee said...

these daddy's rock!! your poem made me cry thinking of all the things my kids daddy has done with them and all that he has missed out on. We are counting down the days till he is home again and trying to make lots of new memories at the same time.

Katy Lin :) said...

you have an award waiting for you at my blog :)

Amy said...

What a joy! Thanks for sharing and encouraging. Call me- we should get together this summer! Come over & go swimming

Eileen said...

I hope you girls realize what gems God picked for you! And one day those kiddos will KNOW Jesus b/c they've seen Jesus through their parents' actions. Mama Key