The Apple Of His Eye

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Shirley Baucom
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The Apple Of His Eye

Post by Shirley Baucom » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:59 pm

When I was just a little girl,
I loved my daddy so.
I’d tag along beside him
Where ever he’d let me go

I thought he was the greatest…..
Grandest man in all the land;
And felt so safe and happy,
When my daddy held my hand.

He made me feel so loved and special,
Though I never knew just why;
But Mama always told me,
I was the “apple of his eye.”

When all grown up I realized
Dad was growing older, too;
No longer fixing my problems;
Telling me where to go and what to do.

Sometimes when he held me close,
I thought he was going to cry,
As he whispered, “I’ll always love you,
You’re the apple of my eye.”

Daddy’s love meant so much to me
Memories will always bless my heart
He was a wonderful Christian example to all;
The truth from God’s Word he loved to impart.

He had always read the Bible
And shared the things of God with me;
Taught me God was my Heavenly Father
Who loved me so much more than he.

As a child, I thought that wasn’t true.
No love could ever be that great,
But reading the Bible as Dad had done,
I quickly found I could hardly wait.

To find out more about this love,
That for me would never fail
A perfect love that is eternal
And forever will prevail.

I am amazed! This love is mine!
Undeserved and free for me to claim.
At the foot of the cross, I accepted the gift
And my life has never been the same.

To God, my Father, I’m loved and special
And I do not question why,
Jesus’ blood made me acceptable to God.
And I am the “Apple Of His Eye”

No greater love can we ever know
Than that of our blessed Father above;
And we can all thank Him and praise His dear name,
By sharing with others His Word and His love.

Shirley Adcock Baucom
7-09-10

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Re: The Apple Of His Eye

Post by Hope » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:35 am

Shirley,
What a wonderful poem telling the love you have for your earthly Father as well as our Heavenly Father.This is so good I loved every line of it, it really touched my heart. I always enjoy and am so Blessed by all your poems.

God Bless You Love Eva

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Re: The Apple Of His Eye

Post by Shirley Baucom » Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:56 pm

Thank you, dear Eva. You are always so encouraging and loving and I appreciate your comments very much. Our heavenly Father's love for us is so great and many times when I feet inadequate, insecure, unloved.... I remind myself that He loves me and I am the apple of His eye! Thanks be to Jesus!!!
Love, Shirley

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Re: The Apple Of His Eye

Post by Jeff Guest » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:26 pm

Perfection, really enjoyed this heartfelt & touching masterpiece!!!
"For God’s mercy reaches unto the heavens, and His truth unto the clouds" (Psalm 57:10, NKJV).

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Re: The Apple Of His Eye

Post by Shirley Baucom » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:29 pm

Thank you, Jeff, I 'm glad you enjoyed it, and I hope it reminded you of the great love our Father has for all of us. God Bless, Shirley

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Re: The Apple Of His Eye

Post by vickielynn » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:57 pm

Shirley Baucom wrote:When I was just a little girl,
I loved my daddy so.
I’d tag along beside him
Where ever he’d let me go

I thought he was the greatest…..
Grandest man in all the land;
And felt so safe and happy,
When my daddy held my hand.

He made me feel so loved and special,
Though I never knew just why;
But Mama always told me,
I was the “apple of his eye.”

When all grown up I realized
Dad was growing older, too;
No longer fixing my problems;
Telling me where to go and what to do.

Sometimes when he held me close,
I thought he was going to cry,
As he whispered, “I’ll always love you,
You’re the apple of my eye.”

Daddy’s love meant so much to me
Memories will always bless my heart
He was a wonderful Christian example to all;
The truth from God’s Word he loved to impart.

He had always read the Bible
And shared the things of God with me;
Taught me God was my Heavenly Father
Who loved me so much more than he.

As a child, I thought that wasn’t true.
No love could ever be that great,
But reading the Bible as Dad had done,
I quickly found I could hardly wait.

To find out more about this love,
That for me would never fail
A perfect love that is eternal
And forever will prevail.

I am amazed! This love is mine!
Undeserved and free for me to claim.
At the foot of the cross, I accepted the gift
And my life has never been the same.

To God, my Father, I’m loved and special
And I do not question why,
Jesus’ blood made me acceptable to God.
And I am the “Apple Of His Eye”

No greater love can we ever know
Than that of our blessed Father above;
And we can all thank Him and praise His dear name,
By sharing with others His Word and His love.

Shirley Adcock Baucom
7-09-10
:) Shirley this is beautiful had to read, gee it almost makes me wish I was a child again but I know that my dad is always here for me and I believe daddy,s are a gift from God. it made my cry was so heart warming and I could really feel the love that you have for your dad through your words your dad must have been really proud and felt special that you wrote this beautiful poem for him. God bless you vickie
[img][/img]God bless vickielynn

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Re: The Apple Of His Eye

Post by Brenda Pike » Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:29 pm

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DEAR SHIRLEY B. A WONDERFUL POEM OF YOUR DAD'S LOVE AND GOD'S LOVE FOR ALL. WONDERFUL THING LOVE AND THE WARMTH IS LIKE NOTHING ELSE IN THIS WORLD. POWERFUL POEM AND EVERY WORD, I LOVE, SO TRUE. GOD BLESS YOU DEAR FRIEND. LOVE BRENDA

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Re: The Apple Of His Eye

Post by Shirley Baucom » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:19 pm

Dear Vicki and Brenda, I'm so happy you liked my poem. I did truly love my Dad, and always knew he loved me, and though he had his faults like everyone else, til the day he passed away when I was 55 yrs old, I still considered myself "Daddy's Girl". I marvel everyday that God loves me so in spite of my unworthiness. I'm so grateful for your love and encoragement, both of you, and so happy to share this friendship. Love and blessings, Shirley

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Re: The Apple Of His Eye

Post by Judith Johnson Kypta » Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:19 am

A wonderful poem, Shirley! It so reminds me of my "Daddy." I used to do the same, go everywhere with him, and I remember him holding my hand as we walked. In the winter, he would place my gloved hand, inside his coat pocket. . . to keep it, even warmer. He has been gone for forty-three years now, and your great poem brought that memory to my mind, and tears to my eyes. Thanks so much for sharing.
Blessings,
JJK
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Re: The Apple Of His Eye

Post by Shirley Baucom » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:16 pm

Thank you so much, Judith, and I'm so glad my poem touched your heart with preciouis memories of your "Daddy. I hope that anyone who reads this poem and didn't have a similar experience growing up with their Dad, can connect with the fact that they are, and always will be the "apple of their heavenly Father's eyes." and know just how precious they are to Him.

Love and blessings, Shirley B>

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Re: The Apple Of His Eye

Post by Shirley Baucom » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:54 am

This poem was written, and posted here at Net-hugs over 5 years ago, but still today, the words flow through my mind and ring in my heart and I continue to rejoice in my Heavenly Father's love and know that because of His Son, Jesus Christ who lives and works through me, I am still the "Apple of His Eye"

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