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                                  Fathers have to learn, so they practice
                                                on their first child.
                                From the first bottle to the first diaper change
                                              to all the sleepless nights.

                                The first 'daddy' said by their precious child will
                                     be forever etched in their mind and heart.

                                  All the big events in the child's life is like a story
                                                   that is stored in your soul.

                                  Down the road of life there will be many days of 
                                      pleasure given to child and Father to share,
                                     so keep the book open in your mind to write
                                                           it all down.

                                  As one day the child turns into a friend and a
                                       person , grown with a life all their own.

                                                  Anne Rutherford
                                                   Copyright 2008
                                               Treasured Baby Series


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  1. Date: 8/18/2012 11:02:00 PM
    keeping the book open is important. Good write Anne.

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 2:03:00 AM
    fathers are wonderful beings, this makes one remember to respect their father, no? haha thanks for sharing, i like this one :) =Juli-Michelle=

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 7:01:00 AM
    Hi Ann....found you had dropped by my poem again and wanted to thank you. I too dropped by my own poem to read again as we have now layed my Dad to rest also. He left this world on 7/ longer in pain or suffering, but missed by us lowly earth dwellers left behind. We find solace knowing he is now in a much better place. Big hugssss !!!!

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 6:33:00 AM
    Poignantly said, Anne...I just went thru our attic and saw the baby books of each of our children...the first child's is loaded with details and as I think of all the events that make them who they are this day....this poem rings true! A blessed write. Luv, gwendolen

  1. Date: 7/6/2012 1:41:00 PM
    comes to some people naturaly or its murternal instincs I dont know yourt just the stage in your life nice write x david scott

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 2:54:00 PM
    a father is any person's first ideal man... a charming, sensitive look at this life-giving gift, anne... a wonder of a poem!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 11:03:00 AM
    If the child could know their fathers heart. To cry for love, they'd never start. For every act's on their child's behalf. That they may grow up happy and laugh.

  1. Date: 6/17/2012 10:34:00 AM
    spectacular and special words Anne my friend.. all Fathers should read to recall that feeling of first child.. that feeling of walking down aisle at Church for wedding.. they are truly words that linger in our hearts and minds.. hope u are feeling fine now and doing so well.. we are at beach for Summer now luv.. keep in touch please..

  1. Date: 6/16/2012 2:34:00 PM
    I have someone VERY SPECIAL in mind to send this poem to tomorrow! I hope that he will read it and savor each and every line! You always pull at my heart strings, Anne! U are in my tho'ts this Father's Day weekend! Luv, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 6:52:00 PM
    What a lovely poem...and so true. I'm glad you found some comfort in my poem...Faith of the other side of living substains me. Knowing all those waiting to embrace me...God Bless !! Dad is still with us as of 6/14...hardly eats or drinks anything now..we are in a transitional stage...comfort measures only. Will be missing my father-in-law this fathers day for sure...he was a very faithful man !!

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 6:04:00 PM
    Anne, this is very precious. My father is the apple in my eye... and he's been keeping my steps when he can... God bless,...pd

  1. Date: 6/13/2012 5:48:00 AM
    Great one about fathers and their children..Sometimes for many though there is heartache for the errant child..Enjoyed reading this morn..Sara

  1. Date: 6/9/2012 12:39:00 PM
    Such lovely emotions,Anne. Loved the write. Been some time, how are you? I was thinking of mailing you today and I saw your comment. Take care, Anne. your friend always, Yesha.

  1. Date: 6/9/2012 12:35:00 PM
    Anne, God Bless,..xox~pd

  1. Date: 6/9/2012 11:26:00 AM
    Todays fathers have to learn a be like "mums" Well written Anne. like it. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 6/9/2012 9:56:00 AM
    a great wonderful and a clever work my friend =) smile. *jun-jun*