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A Letter to My Son...
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By James Pemberton
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A Letter To My Son...


My son said;; "Dad... when I move out,

I'll be able to smoke, drink or chew."

I said; "I know son... there'll be many

things you'll be able to do."


Just remember this one thing....

before you were my son.

I gave up things in life...

that appeared to be "fun."


I did this, so I could be the best dad I could be

I sacrificed a lot for you... and also for me.


I didn't want to be a dad that was

"hooked on an addiction."

I wanted to be a good example

and give spiritual nutrition.

I wanted to have a son and.

be proud he was my own

And desired to have you as part

of my family and home.


I wanted for God's best in everything you do.

And to let you know how much .

I love and appreciate you


Very soon now... you'll be leaving

your parents behind.

But you'll always be in our

prayers and on our mind.


The word of God we taught you long ago.

Will be with you ... no matter where you may go.


As you go on life's journey....

seeking a "new start."

We'll always love you and

keep you close to our heart!


Love, Dad


By Jim Pemberton  (c) 2008










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Submitted: Sunday, October 26, 2008

Last Updated: Sunday, October 26, 2008

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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