The High King Lives

Father’s Day Crafts & Our Trip to Jesup 2015 July 17, 2015

Hello dear ones! This past Father’s Day we visited our hometown and everyone got to meet the new baby. Leeland and Michael also made homemade crafts for Chris. It was a special Father’s Day. Here’s what we did:

I printed out a Father’s Day poem from here:

Then I put the boys’ foot prints on it. I also printed out a Darth Vader poster.

I helped the boys make Father’s Day books. IMG_2562




I stapled Daddy surveys to the back of the books. Here’s the link:


So we visited our hometown and saw our families. We saw Chris’ dad…


and we visited where my Dad is buried.



We visited my Granny.


My family didn’t want to let Leeland go.



My Uncle

My Aunt

My other grandparents

I loved playing with this Chess set as a kid.


Chris’ mom playing with Leeland


Chris’ older brother and Michael trying out his 3D plastic making pen.


Well, God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover


Happy Father’s Day! June 16, 2013

Enjoy these 3  Father’s day vids. Two are hilarious and one heart warming. Happy Father’s day and remember to honor the Heavenly Father! Remember email sub. to come to my blog to see the links.

Yo Daddy Battle~ Rhett and Link

Dad Life 2010

Courageous Final Scene

Well, me and my fellas are heading to see Man of Steel (Super Man) for Father’s Day. I pre-bought the tickets and put it in Chris’ card. There ain’t no super man that compares to a good father…ultimately the Heavenly Father but it’s true for humans too.  A loving and wise father is the manliest of men and a hero in my book.  Note to the fellas: ladies love a man like that. Even if you’re not a Dad you can still protect the innocent, defend a lady’s honor, and stand for truth.  James Bond can take a hike.  Tell a “real man” thank you today…whether Father, husband, brother, uncle, or friend.

God bless  remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

PS: I miss you Daddy. Enjoy your Father’s day with the best dad ever and tell Moses, Job, and Paul I said hello. Love always your rug head/ honey bear.


My Family Rocks! Sunday: “Poetry Man” (poem for Father’s Day) June 17, 2012

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Hello friends! Happy Father’s Day! I want to share with you the memorial message and poem I read at my Dad’s funeral in 2009. I guess you can call this a tribute to my Dad. I believe it’s fitting for this day :). Please do not copy. Thank you.

God bless and remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

Amber’s Speech at Jim Way’s funeral
Oct 3rd, 2009

Before I read my poem I’d like to say a few words about this great man Jim, my Daddy. Daddy could do almost anything. He was a jack of all trades so to speak. He was a chef, a Mr. Fix-it, a musician, a singer, and he used to dance like most white men couldn’t. I’m sure he’s putting on a show in Heaven with his dance moves.
This wonderful eccentric man once woke me and my cousins up at midnight hooping and hollering as he jumped on a pogo stick. He put his back out but we’ll never forget that. Daddy always joked with his nurses and CNA’s …making them smile with flattery and the occasional flowers he would give. Daddy always had to have fresh flowers in his room.
This amazing one in a million man once held in a man’s insides for 45 minutes until the EMT’s came. The man was split from his chest to his leg. Daddy saved that man’s life. One thing for sure Daddy knew Jesus and they were absolutely best friends. Dad’s faith and friendship with God was so apparent even to his earthly end. He witnessed and prayed for everyone who stepped in his room. Daddy reached so many people for Christ. He reached out to people that most would look down on.
And everyone knows he was a mama’s boy. Daddy sure loved his mama. And his only grandson, my lil boy, Michael, was his heart. Daddy loved his family and all people with everything he had. Now most of you have heard this saying that describes our stubborn Jimmy……There’s the RIGHT WAY, The WRONG WAY, and then there’s the JIM WAY.

Intro to the poem: I’m going to explain why I call my poem what I call it. I’m going to read a couple of lines from Daddy’s poem ”Long Time Going” :

“Let me tell you about myself, they call me the POETRY MAN. For with my pen, it’s my objective to make you understand…”


POETRY MAN (Memorial version)

In memory of my Dad, James Way
By Amber L. Dover

Pancakes in the morning, love notes in my lunch,
holding your hand as we walk to the car.

All these things I treasure, I hold to them tightly,
as I reminisce on all that you are.

You combed my hair and made sure I said my prayers,
you kept me in line.

You helped me become myself and now I wish
I had more time.

You’re my Daddy and I’ll always be your girl.
You were the biggest man in my world.

As a child I walked upon your feet
as an adult I try to follow in your footsteps.

Now as I see you lying there,
I feel so very helpless.

I wish I could’ve taken away your pain,
and returned to you your song.

But I guess we wouldn’t know our need for God
if the world were never wrong.

The days grow bitter and cold as I let you go,
But you’re dancing with Jesus now on streets of gold.

Sometimes life seems so unfair.
But I remember the sunshine and I see you there.

I’m so tiny and you’re so tall.
I run and skip…you catch me as I fall.

You put me upon your shoulders
and with wings I soar!

You put me back down and I cry
“Daddy, Daddy, please once more!”

I see so much of you when I look into the mirror.
I know I’m stubborn as well.

But I also feel the strength you had
it grows with age I can tell.

I hang on to your wisdom,
I’ve imagined myself in your place.

I think of what you would do
and I can see your face.

I pick up my pen
and I feel your influence run through my hands.

Yes I am forever
the Daughter of the Beloved Poetry Man.


Media Saturday: Courageous June 16, 2012

Hello folks 🙂 Tomorrow is Father’s Day so I wanted to repost my review of this wonderful movie about Dads.

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“Courageous” is a film that challenges men (mainly fathers) to step up to the plate and take responsibility… to be REAL men…to be courageous.  It is a call to integrity… is a call to protect, provide, and serve your family. The story line follows five different men with different families and situations. Four of the men are cops and it also follows the struggle the cops have with drugs in the community. You see the trials each man deals with and how their lives mix together. You also see how the lack of proper fathers affects the people in gangs. There is a statistic given about how people without a good father are more likely to get into drugs, teen pregnancy, crime, and are more suicidal. The statistics are sad because there aren’t many courageous fathers out there. Some may be “good enough” but it takes a man of excellence to inspire his children to be people of excellence. This movie was tasteful, well-made, and had several funny, sad, and exciting scenes. I loved FireProof but I think “Courageous” went even to the next level. Here’s the website and a preview. I hope you get a chance to watch it.

God bless and remember The High King Lives!~Amber Dover