An Ode to Dad


He’s a pearl of great value my mother said.
She was right. Lucky to have married him,
the father of our two children. We love him.
He’s patient and kind. He listens even
when the topic is difficult. He fixes anything.

He’s the man a mother refers her children to
with questions that have no answers. He listened
all the years I worked to “Mom and her stories.”
Strong and silent. Tall, dark and handsome. Now
with distinguished gray to show a job well done.

Deep, abiding faith and kind. A gentle person.
Playful, sense of humor and hard worker; he balances
me on life’s seesaw. Athletic, musical and good cook.
Scientist, teacher, coach, mentor, assessor,
music minister, lector are some of his titles.

The good Lord has truly blessed us with his
presence. A great partner on life’s journey.
Possesses an inner strength. We share our
faith, family and love together. A hug to
my one and only, my pearl of great value.

Happy Father’s Day, Dad. Wir lieben Dich!

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27 Responses to An Ode to Dad

  1. balroop2013 says:

    May your pearl continue to shine around you forever Mary Ann. Lovely thoughts.

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  2. Peter Klopp says:

    Happy Father’s Day to your one and only, to your pearl of great value! Best wishes! Peter

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  3. What a lovely tribute to your husband! I enjoyed reading it.

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  4. Happy Father’s Day to him!!! oxox

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  5. Emily says:

    I love this so so very much!! We are truly blessed to have such an amazing dad! Thank you for this wonderful post and photos. It’s beautiful. Happy Father’s Day to the best dad in the world! Love you both xoxo.

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  6. Lovely… Happy Father’s Day!

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  7. Darlene says:

    Very nice. Your father seems like a gem, as was mine!

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    • Darlene, thank you. My Dad was a gem. My husband and father of our two children is a pearl of great value. So glad your father was a gem too. We love such men and role models. May you have a lovely weekend. “”__””

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  8. Clare Pooley says:

    What a wonderful tribute to your husband, Mary Ann!

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