As Father’s Day approaches, I am thinking a lot on what it means to be a father to my two daughters. I am woefully aware that as they approach their teenage years, there are things I might have said and done better. I love these girls more than anything in the world. When I let them down, it brings a tear to my eyes and a tear in my soul. As I continue to fight to stay alive, I also do my best to be as good a father as I can. Perhaps, I am just too damaged.
On Attempting To Be A Good Father by Michael Doyle My circumstances in their totality Are disruptive to my family I wish my daughters to know it is not by choice That as their father, I have so little voice Often on my knees, I am in prayer Doing what I can to mend this tear That as I look into my Father's face He finds the mercy to give me strength and grace My weaknesses have oft caused me to fail But, I press onward hoping to prevail Finding that forgiveness helps past the pain And in better understanding, seeing that it's not in vain As Father's Day approaches, I look toward Providence That my heavenly Father might give me His guidance Prayerful in attempting to yet bless my family Hoping that my daughters might know all they mean to me Sometimes like Lucifer in his proud falling I learn that being a good father is a hard calling So often, I've found that I don't know what to do Only hoping, two princesses see that I strive to be good and true Striving to be both velvet and made of steel Following God's leadership in following His will And that in my very best sense of full measure Show them that they are more priceless than treasure In all that I do my best to do, I live To show them by example how to love and forgive There is a certain case to be made for this vulnerability Tears fill my eyes when I've let down my family (c) June 17, 2020 Michael Doyle All Rights Reserved