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What is a Father?
by Thelma Cripps

A father is one who has left his toy trucks and guns and soldiers
along with his boyhood dreams
and looks with awe on a new little life that he has helped create
and vows within himself that,
if it is at all within his power,
no harm will ever come to that little one
and he will be protected and provided for
as longs as there is life within his own body.
And he spends the remainder of his years with the
toy trucks and guns and soldiers and the boyhood
dreams of this new creation
as a type of our Heavenly Father, in whom is eternal life
and will always give it to see that we are protected
and provided for as long as that eternal life goes on.