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My father’s hands are shaky now,

But they diligently share with me his thoughts


His scribbles betray the years passed, no longer the steady hand of youth

But the glory of these hands is in their aged shakes and wrinkles


These are the hands that dressed him each morning for work

Spending hours away from the family to provide


These are the hands that fixed the broken heater so we could stay warm

And the hands that mowed the lawn so I could play


These hands did not provide a mother’s touch, but

They cared for me in their own way


These hands protected, provided, and guided

These hands shaped the man I am today


My father’s hands are shaky now, but that’s okay

My father’s hands are blessed

Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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