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happy father's day

June 15, 2008

In honor of Father’s Day, I’d like to post the words to a song that I listened to a lot when I was little. It has grown to mean so much more to me since our boys were born.  It is probably familiar to some of you, Watercolor Ponies, by Wayne Watson.

There are watercolour ponies
On my refrigerator door
And the shape of something I don’t really recognize
Brushed with careful little fingers
And put proudly on display
A reminder to us all of how time flies
Seems an endless mound of laundry
And a stairway laced with toys
Gives a blow by blow reminder of the war
That we fight for their well-being
For their greater understanding
To impart a holy reverence for the Lord
And the vision can get so narrow
As you view through your tiny world
And little victories can go by with no applause
But in the greater evaluation
As they fly from your nest of love
May they mount up with wings as eagles for His cause

Still I wonder baby, what will we do
When it comes back to me and you?
They look a little less like little boys every day
Oh the pleasure of watching the children growing
Is mixed with a bitter cup
Of knowing the watercolour ponies
Will one day ride away

Happy Father’s Day, sweetheart. It is all worth it.

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