You showed us how to hold a hammer,

to have a spotter for your ladder.

You said, don’t stress the little things,

and shared the joy that sewing brings.

You built our toys and furniture too,

we dealt with splinters just for you.

You cooked our meals, good or not,

and showed us how to clean wood rot.

You gave us problems to help us think,

we held the light while you fixed the sink.

You explained that life is “Give and Take”,

Thanks Dad, for teaching us to Make.