He Called it Dad

God took the strength of a mountain,
    the majesty of a tree,
the warmth of a summer sun,
the calm of a quiet sea,

 (Miss S, 1 year old)

(Miss S, 2 years old, trying on daddy's blazer.)

the power of the eagle's flight,
the joy of a morning in spring,

 (Miss A, 5 months and Miss S, 4 years old.)

(Piano lesson. Miss S, 6 years old.)

(Goofballs. Miss A, 6 years old. Miss S, 10 years old.)

the faith of a mustard seed,
the patience of eternity,
the depth of a family need.

(Tybee Island, Georgia. Miss A, 12 years old . On Mark, that is a seaweed wig.)

(Boogying at a Disco party in our basement cafe', Miss A, 16. That is a real wig.)

Then God combined these qualities,
when there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
and so, 
He called it...



  1. Love seeing your family in motion....Happy Father's Day, Mark.

  2. Wonderful Father's Day message. What memories those photos must hold!

  3. Oh yes and Amen..this is great! I hope he enjoys his day. Thank God for all the wonderful fathers.

  4. What a sweet post! Hope you all had a great day.

    I have my "Make a List Monday" linky party up now. Would love it if you could join.


  5. Awwww, that was nice, Leslie. Hope your day was splendid. Susan

  6. Oh, Leslie! That was absolutely beautiful! :-)

  7. What a great post! So many fun memories in those photos!

  8. Love this. <3
    Love you more.


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