Will they recall a fatherís touch?
As years go by it means so much.
Special occasions must be seized.
It says, ďMy child, with this Iím pleased.Ē

That word of praise you give them now,
Will be recalled someday, somehow.
It makes them stand up tall and straight.
So say it now before too late.

These seem such little things to do.
But these things say that, I love you.
That touch, that word they will recall,
When their children start to crawl.

The handís for more than discipline.
With it you touch the heart within.
To lift, to guide, to point the way.
Use in with love on them today.

By Rev. Dean Beaty 5/20/08