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Sharon Canfield Dorsey – A Father’s Day Tribute To My Son

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As my son grew into an adult, I wondered how being a
child of divorce would affect his own relationships. 
I watched with admiration as he completed his Bachelor’s
Degree and then his Masters, all the while, holding down
full time jobs. Over the years, I’ve watched him evolve
from a loving son into a loving husband and father. My
grandchildren are the luckiest kids EVER to have him
as their Dad. Here’s to you, Steven!


Today fathers come in all sizes and types…
fat ones and slim ones and dads who smoke pipes.
Dads who are single and dads who are wed,
march off to work to help keep families fed.
Stay-at-home dads cook, sweep and clean.
Work-at-home dads stare at Mac screens.

The best dad of all is the kind you’ve become…
a renaissance dad who works hard but has fun.
A dad who can sit in the floor and play dolls,
or run down the soccer field, chasing white balls.
A husband, a partner who carries his share
of cooking, or ironing, whatever is there.

A dad who wipes noses, rocks kids to sleep,
loves with abandon, makes vows you will keep.
You never complain, your gratitude shines
for all of life’s blessings, all of the time.
Grandkids like mine deserve only the best.
You’ve always scored an A+ on this test.

SHARON CANFIELD DORSEY is an award-winning author and poet. She has published four children’s books, Herman the Hermit Crab and the Mystery of the Big, Black, Shining Thing; Revolt of the Teacups; Buddy and Ballerina Save the Library, illustrated by her granddaughters; and Buddy the Bookworm Rescues the Doomed Books; a memoir, Daughter of the Mountains; and two books of poetry, Tapestry; and Captured Moments.

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