Thanks for being my dad and hero through the years
I stood on your hand as a baby boy
My trust in you and you had my back and were never coy
Through the times of laughter, frustration and tears.
You introduced me in prayer to the Heavenly Father in prayer
To call on Jesus morning, noon and night to gain wisdom, strength and seek His love
Gaining strength from above but to be kind and harmless as a dove
I will be forever grateful for you leading me in that Salvation prayer.
Those time on the baseball field were life lessons to be taught
Every pitch, catch or hit was a journey between father and son
Your patience and understanding made me feel loved
With every workout and every pitch caught.
Those spelling lessons over the phone
Teaching my multiplication tables with diligence and care
With patience and fun teaching style with little flare
You have always had a heart of gold and never of stone.
Now you are a glowing grandfather
Of three handsome boys today
Who you support and will pray
Oh what a wonderful legacy as my dad and a grandfather.
By Ty Stingel
For Father’s Day June 16, 2013