Fathers Day 2011

Father’s Day Poems

Walk a Little Slower Daddy
“Walk a Little slower, Daddy.” said a little child so small.
I’m following in your footsteps and I don’t want to fall.
Sometimes your steps are very fast, sometimes they’re hard to see.
So walk a little slower Daddy, for you are leading me.
Someday when I’m all grown up, You’re what I want to be.
Then I will have a little child who’ll want to follow me.
And I would want to lead just right, and know that I was true.
So, walk a little slower, Daddy, for I must follow you!!” – Author Unknown

Yesterday was Fathers day, a day that we honor our Fathers and thank them for (insert thanks here).  Yesterday I spent my Fathers day delivering my daughter to Girls State.  Oregon Girls State, a premiere leadership, volunteer and citizenship training program unlike any other.  Oregon Girls State is a program sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Oregon.   Each summer they host a one-week session for young women to come and learn about our governmental and public systems and how to become actively involved in the community as leaders.  This program gives young women an opportunity to experience state government in a hands-on, interactive environment.  This will be a stretch for my daughter and I am sure she will find herself having a wonderful time.   When we departed Willamette University yesterday, she had already met a group of young ladies that grabbed her and made her feel welcome.  This will be a life changing event for her.
At the same time, my wife took our oldest son to the University of Oregon to Boy’s State for the week.  Then after Boy’s State, he is off to Camp Pioneer for the rest of the summer as a Staffer. 
Our youngest son was along for the rideyesterday, but at least got to see the Football stadium at UofO.  It was an interesting  Fathers day capped off with a great dinner with my Dad.. so what am I thankful for as a Father.  Great kids.
What am I thankful about my Father.  He has been a great role model, a mentor and someone I have always looked up to.  Yesterday was Father’s day.. and like most Dad’s I am helped my kids take a step closer to finding their dream.  And that suites me just fine.
Hope you had  a Great Father’s day.. and a Great Scouting Day!

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