June 15, 2007
DEAR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS,
All of us at VOICES will be thinking of you and your family as we observe Father’s Day this Sunday. We recognize that the holiday may be another difficult day for those who suffered a loss on September 11th. We join you in remembering and honoring the men who played such an important role in shaping the lives of our children and families. I’d like to share this poem in memory of those Fathers who mean so much to us -
When I was young, you helped me grow.
And taught me all I had to know
Of love and trust and faith and hope,
And everything it takes to cope.
You may have thought I didn’t hear,
Or maybe that you weren’t quite clear;
But all the things you taught to me
Were heeded very carefully,
And now I want to thank you for
Your love, your care, and so much more.