For the month of May, for Mother’s Day, I wrote about Mom.  I’d be remiss to not write about Dad for Father’s Day and June is almost gone, but there are so many things to say!  What shall I write?  As I sat at my desk and pondered these things, a song written by Holly Dunn came to mind. If you’re a country music fan, I’m sure you know exactly which song I’m thinking of.  The name of the song is “Daddy’s Hands”, and I can think of no better words to honor my Dad (and ALL dad’s) on Father’s Day than sharing the lyrics to this song.  If you are not familiar with it, look it up on YouTube and give it a listen.  Grab a box a Kleenex first though!

Daddy’s Hands

I remember daddy’s hands folded silently in prayer
And reaching out to hold me when I had a nightmare
You could read quite a story in the callous’ and lines
Years of work and worry had left their mark behind

I remember daddy’s hands how they held my mama tight
And patted my back for something done right
There are things that I’d forgotten that I loved about the man
But I’ll always remember the love in daddy’s hands

Daddy’s hands were soft and kind when I was crying
Daddy’s hands were hard as steel when I’d done wrong
Daddy’s hands weren’t always gentle, but I’ve come to understand
There was always love in daddy’s hands

I remember daddy’s hands working ’til they bled
Sacrificed unselfishly just to keep us all fed
If I could do things over, I’d live my life again
And never take for granted the love in daddy’s hands


Happy Father’s Day Dad! Thank you for all of your love, guidance, and support down through the years. Thank you for being our family’s provider, protector, and leader. Thank you being a role model and for setting a high standard for me and my brother. We love you dearly.


“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.” ~Unknown

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