Where The Orange Blossoms Grow....

Hello! Welcome to the Stricklen's blog. We hope to keep our family and friends up to date with what is going on with our family. You will find a variety of experiences posted here -- you may find pictures of the never ending project of building our house, Callie helping William with his first steps, Mary studying a rare insect species, or perhaps you may be terribly bored with Molly's numerous fruit trees, berries, vegetables and rare plant pictures! Who knows what we may find Chris and CJ doing -- probably something having to do with a tractor or machine of sorts. Abby and Margaret will keep us entertained with costumes from other lands or a fairy story. Whatever we post, we trust it will lift your spirits and bring honor and glory to our Lord!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day Daddy!!

Happy Father's Day Daddy!!!
We LOVE you and appreciate you!
We hope you have a good Father's Day!
                                               Love, Your Children
"The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice:
and he that begetteth a wise [child] shall have joy of him."
                                                                Proverbs 23:24
                      "A truly rich man is one whose children
                  run into his arms when his hands are empty"

" A father is someone you never
outgrow the need for"
Only a dad with a tired face,
       Coming home from the daily race,
 Bringing little of gold or fame
                   To show how well he has played the game;
              But glad in his heart that his own rejoice
            To see him come and to hear his voice.
Only a dad with a brood of four,
 One of ten million men or more   
 Plodding along in the daily strife,  
          Bearing the whips and the scorns of life,
      With never a whimper of pain or hate,
            For the sake of those who at home await.
Only a dad , neither rich nor proud,
Merely one of the surging crowd,    
Toiling, striving from day to day,     
 Facing whatever may come his way,
 Silent whenever the harsh condemn,
   And bearing it all for the love of them.
Only a dad but he gives his all,       
         To smooth the way for his children small, 
Doing with courage stern and grim  
 The deeds that his father did for him.
This is the line that for him I pen:     
Only a dad, but the best of men.      

Posted by: Callie           

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