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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Quite a Hero

Me and my daddy, circa 1971

Quite a Hero

My Hero is the quiet type,
No marching bands, no media hype,
But through my eyes it's plain to see,
A hero, God has sent to me.

With gentle strength and quiet pride,
All self concern is set aside,
To reach out to our fellow man,
And be there with a helping hand.

Heroes are a rarity,
With all they give and all they do,
I'll bet the thing you never knew,
My quiet hero has always been you.

~ Author Unknown

I don't know if this poem was originally written about the author's father, but when I read it, I think of my dad.  I've always felt extremely fortunate to have such a special, wonderful man for my dad.  He is my hero, the one I've always looked up to and tried to emulate.  Wishing him and all the fathers out there a very happy Father's Day!

(Psst... if you haven't read about the Big Blue Birthday Contest yet, please check out this post.)

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