Sunday, June 20, 2010


Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there. My heart is holding the memories of my father close tonight.

I remember daddy's hands folded silently in prayer
And reachin' out to hold me, when I had a nightmare
You could read quite a story in the callous' and lines
Years of work and worry had left their mark behind I remember daddy's hands how they held my mama tight
And patted my back for something done right
There are things that I'd forgotten that I loved about the man
But I'll always remember the love in daddy's hands Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin'
Daddy's hands were hard as steel when I'd done wrong
Daddy's hands weren't always gentle but I've come to understand
There was always love in daddy's hands. I remember daddy's hands workin' 'til they bled
Sacrificed unselfishly just to keep us all fed
If I could do things over, I'd live my life again
And never take for granted the love in daddy's hands
By Holly Dunn


Mental P Mama said...


Jill said...

I love this song so much!

CeeCee said...

That has always been a wonderful song. Something you could sing every word to. :)

Miss Riya said...

I'd forgotten that song...thanks for reminding me.
~Miss Riya

Twisted Fencepost said...

I love that song!!
And I miss my Dad, too.
I hope the Farmer had a great Fathers' Day!!

rhymeswithplague said...

I didn't read this until today (June 29th) but it is a wonderful Father's Day post. I'm turning out to be a sentimental old fool, I guess, but it made me tear up a bit, and my dad has been gone since 1967.

dining room set said...

I love the song too. When I am singing it I remember my childhood. I really love my dad. He is my super hero. I missed my dad.

Putz said...

my dad gone since just last year and my mom dead 23 years