Taller than Me

My Dad was taller than me, in height and mind-

As a child I saw he could do anything he would ever try-

His actions taught me that if you stop,
think, look and plan… and use the right tools,
all things are possible-

He gave me this gift-
Nothing is impossible-

It wasn’t until I was older and grown
that I realized I could do some things
that he could not do, or better said,
things he choose not to pursue.

We all have gifts and talents
and follow the ones
that bring joy and happiness,
fun and laughter,
challenges and successes-
His life was full of all these and many more-

I don’t get emails from him anymore-
I can’t call him on the phone
when I need a tool I don’t have-
But I can remember how he would stop,
think, look and plan-
and listen to his words in my mind..

“Its going to work Joe-“

He would smile with the success
and give me the credit-
As the Best of Dads do-

Lift a child up to a height beyond
where they thought could ever reach-

As I stood beside him on the small knoll
on the earth where we both stood- I thought- I knew-

He would always be taller than me-

… but nothing was impossible …