For Daddy's Hands, their work was established

For Daddy’s hands, their work was established

For Daddy’s hands, their work was established.

For Daddy’s hands, the day started early. They splashed cold water on his face, rinsing off slumber and the weight of before-dawn morning. Alarms woke his hands well before the sun ever could. Coffee was brewed. Drank from  a mug, warmed by potential, held in Daddy’s hands.

Breakfast was light. Also, no time for eggs, nor toast. Complaints were also missing from the equation. Surely, his hands never worried. They quickly departed, leaving hugs behind at the front door. They guided the steering wheel for a full commute. Certainly through the busy hive of traffic, the hands kept their cool. Additionally, they pressed on. Daddy’s hands clocked in and worked. For several hours they worked.

Daddy's Hands via Pinterest
Daddy’s Hands via Pinterest

For Daddy’s hands, their work was established.

In due time, the hands returned home. Smiley faces everywhere. The kids climbed into them. No chances for breath. Consequently, no chances to take shoes off. Daddy’s hands scooped the children up anyways. Not one. Not two. But three. All the missing of Daddy dripped away because of the welcome back hugs. His hands consoled. They held hearts; as well as, the day’s stories.

His hands grabbed a fork and knife. They ate dinner and quenched their thirst. After, they turned the knob once again, shutting the door gently behind them. For several more hours, they did additonal work. On the house. At a second job. On giving grace to Mama. The helping hands did all the un-clocked work it took to be a good father.

For Daddy’s hands, their work was established.

Then, when that lazy sun went back to bed, Daddy’s hands stayed lying awake. Gee that sun, that rises after  but sleeps before, turned the sky dark with it’s absence. But never his hands. They were always present in our minds,  always shining, and scaring away boogie men. They gave warm milk to littles that have wandered out of bed. And tucked them back cozy again. They found teddy bears and blankies, then went off to hold Mama. Ultimately, Daddy’s hands prayed and finally said good night.

This goes out to all the Daddy’s out there. We recognize all the hard work you do.

With greatest sincerity,

Fullest Mom

“May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.” -Psalm 90:17

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22 comments

  • Dean of Little Steps

    That’s a lovely post dedicated to dads 🙂 Will forward this one to my husband 🙂

    Dean of Little Steps
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Thank you. It means so much to have this shared. Daddy’s need love, too.

      FullestMom
  • Katherine

    So very touching 💖

    Katherine
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Everyone family’s dynamic is different, but we wanted to take the time to celebrate the Daddy’s. Thank you for reading and commenting.

      FullestMom
  • Susan Croox

    Great tribute! Good to remember to be thankful for our papas.

    Susan Croox
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Thank you. In this article, I wanted to also point out that hard work is appointed. It’s part of life and what is willed for us. We have to celebrate all the ways that fathers contribute. Thank you for your comments.

      FullestMom
  • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

    This is so sweet. I thought of my dad and my husband throughout the entire read. Both work with their hands daily. Both are hardworking individuals. Both are loved completely by their children (and grandchildren!)

    Christine – The Choosy Mommy
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Very nice sentiment. Fathers, grandpas, significant others… They are all the special dads around us. I’m glad you could relate to this post. Thank you for commenting.

      FullestMom
  • Naya @ Lactivist in Louboutins

    What a beautiful post about fathers! This definitely reminded me of my husband. Thanks for sharing such wonderful words.

    Naya @ Lactivist in Louboutins
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Thank you. It’s very easy for me to get wrapped up in the kids, and forget all about hubby. This post is an ode to all their hard work. Thank you for commenting.

      FullestMom
  • Shann Eva

    I love this. As a stay at home Mom, I often to give my husband enough credit. This is such a great reminder of how hard all the dads really work too.

    Shann Eva
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Thank you. There is a fine balance in the SAHM’s mind. We have to constantly kick out all the negativity and amplify the good. Let no little detail go uncelebrated. Have a wonderful day and bless your family.

      FullestMom
  • Niki @ Toot's Mom is Tired

    Wonderful post! My husband is a hardworking dad too. He works long hours and lifts a lot of heavy things and our daughter is always excited to see him when he gets home even if it’s right before she goes to bed.

    Niki @ Toot’s Mom is Tired
    • Post authorFullestMom

      That is great. Even the brief moments are special and should be cherished. God bless your hubby and his hard work.

      FullestMom
  • Valerie

    I’m smiling. We need more dads in the world who are like this.

    Valerie
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Everyone has a different appointed path and family dynamic. So much, the new talks about all the bad things. It’s also easy for the mind to dwell with any hurtful or disappointing scars. The goal of this site is to encourage through words. Let’s spread talk about all the good of the world. I’m glad we could make you smile!

      FullestMom
  • Kate

    Lovely, Different from other posts I have read today. A nice creative truthful post

    Kate
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Thank you. Some posts are more formal, some are reviews, but some are just telling it like it is. The goal of encouraging also includes the goal of reaching. We have a little something for everyone. I invite you to follow us and share our message of hope to all parents out there.

      FullestMom
  • Tiffany @ shortsweetmom.com

    This such a wonderful tribute to dads and all that they do. Sharing. ❤️

    Tiffany @ shortsweetmom.com
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Thank you so much for your comment. The structure of every family is different but it is important to celebrate all members. We appreciate your future shares and for reading.

      FullestMom
  • Inez

    This is very sweet. Your children are very fortunate. 🙂

    Inez
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Thank you. I understand every family dynamic may be different. It’s good to celebrate every unique member the best we can. I’m not advocating rose colored glasses, and all… but shine a light and the reflection will go so much further. Thank you for reading and commenting. I also enjoy reading your site too. Take care.

      FullestMom

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